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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 […]

Why I AGDQ

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 […]

What if you are living with cancer? Katie’s story.

OK so here comes a heavy hypothetical…What if you were told right now you are living with cancer? You will need to go through chemotherapy. You will lose your hair. You will need to undergo major surgeries and go on medication for a long time. Would you call the doctor? Of course you would. But […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation supports House and Senate bills on multi-cancer early detection

Screening for certain cancers (breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate) is essential to our efforts to reduce cancer deaths. At Prevent Cancer Foundation®, we’re focused on helping patients and their health care providers find cancer early, before it has spread to other parts of the body. This increases the likelihood treatment will be successful, lowers […]