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Congressional Families Program hosts “Stay Skin Healthy” virtual seminar with Dr. Patricia Lucey

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, the Congressional Families Program co-hosted a webinar with the Congressional Club—“Stay Skin Healthy: Ask the Expert”—featuring board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patricia Lucey. Dr. Lucey, who was voted a top doctor in 2020-2021 by Virginia Living, Washingtonian and Arlington magazines, specializes in melanoma and skin cancer prevention and detection, as well as […]

Barbara Grassley, breast cancer survivor: “Just keep on getting checked!”

Mrs. Barbara Grassley is a breast cancer survivor and the wife of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). She is a longtime member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Executive Council and co-chair of the Health Awareness and Screening booth from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and John Stoddard Cancer Center at the Iowa […]

Girl on Fire

Why am I here? Like you, I ask myself this very same question.  For me though, it wasn’t until 2013 during my tenth Ironman (IM) triathlon race, IM Wisconsin, that I was pressed to provide a thoughtful response.  During this race, I was cycling downhill, which led into a 90-degree left hand turn.  I had […]

Shifting the cancer screening paradigm

Prevent Cancer Foundation invited Thrive to share this piece as part of their sponsorship of the 2021 Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop: A Patient-Centered Approach to Multi-Cancer Early Detection Testing. This year marks a significant milestone in cancer care, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, which established the National […]

“Using all the tools in our toolbox will help us get out of the screening backlog.”

Prevent Cancer Foundation invited Exact Sciences to share this piece as part of their sponsorship of the 2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, where they presented on colorectal cancer screening challenges. Successful colorectal cancer screening requires more than just an accurate test. Performance is, of course, a key component of successful screening, but we also have to […]

Better health through earlier cancer detection

Prevent Cancer Foundation invited GRAIL to share this piece as part of their sponsorship of the 2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, where they will be presenting on multi-cancer early detection technology. The second webcast of the Prevent Cancer Dialogue series is May 5, 2021. You can register (for free) here. We have made significant strides in […]

National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

Updated March 30, 2021 | Originally published April 23, 2019 April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few […]

President Biden designates March 2021 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and urges all Americans to get appointments Back on the Books

In 2000, the Prevent Cancer Foundation led the charge for the very first designation of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by the White House and both houses of Congress. More than 20 years later, the important work of reducing colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths continues. We are grateful that President Biden recognizes the importance […]


Last week, hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world met online to speedrun their favorite games. People around the globe tuned in to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games, with some runners even breaking world records! This amazing community of gamers and fans raised more than $2.76 million […]

Meet Alicia: Singer, five-time GDQ participant and health advocate

This post was originally published on December 20, 2019. It was updated on January 6, 2021. I’ve spent my life focused on three major things: singing, playing video games and food. I started singing professionally when I was 15 and got a bachelor’s in fine arts in Vocal Performance in 2009 from the University of […]