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Power. Progress. Prevention. October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 Senators reach bipartisan agreement to shore up the Affordable Care Act Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Pensions and Labor Committee, have reached a  bipartisan solution to stabilize insurance markets established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—though it could face a […]

ICYMI: October 20, 2017

Feature Story F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017 (The New York Times) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer. The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was […]

Pumpkin spice quinoa cookies

Adapted from Skinny Taste blog Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for dessert, these cookies are packed with the hidden health benefits of quinoa, pumpkin and flaxseed. Quinoa is full of protein to keep you full longer, pumpkin is high in beta-carotene which may lower risk of certain cancers like lung and prostate, and […]

ICYMI: October 13, 2017

Feature Story As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan  SATURDAY, October 7, 2017 (The New York Times) — NAIROBI, Kenya — In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 6, 2017

What comes next after Graham-Cassidy? Members of Congress are looking for a new path forward since the Senate’s latest attempt to push  through health care legislation known as the Graham-Cassidy bill. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Pensions and Labor Committee, have resumed their […]

ICYMI: October 6, 2017

Feature Story   Obesity-related cancers on the rise in the U.S. TUESDAY, October 3, 2017 (CBS News) — There’s a link between obesity and 40 percent of all the cancers diagnosed in the United States, health officials reported Tuesday. That doesn’t mean too much weight is causing all these cancer cases, just that there’s some […]

Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon celebrates 25 years

A bipartisan, bicameral group of cancer prevention supporters gathered in the beautiful Members Room of the Library of Congress on September 27 to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. The unique event annually recognizes Congressional spouses, distinguished journalists and leading advocates for using their […]

ICYMI: September 29, 2017

Feature Story Blacks, elderly missing from U.S. cancer clinical trials MONDAY, September 25, 2017 (Medical Xpress) — Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also are underrepresented in clinical […]

How to train and prepare for your first 5k

Today’s blog post comes from Eric Bogy, the content manager at Fit&Me, to help you get ready for the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. Fit&Me is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals and transform your body by offering the best fitness equipment and knowledge you need. Recreational running can be a great […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 Prevention at risk as Senate considers last-ditch effort to amend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Senate Republicans will attempt one last-ditch effort to pass new health care legislation. The new proposed bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would have a devastating effect on cancer prevention by eliminating […]