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Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards nine new research grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, VA—The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce funding for nine scientists who are researching cancer prevention and early detection. Each scientist is being awarded $100,000 for two years. Areas of focus include the pancreas, esophagus, liver, lungs, skin, prostate, colon-rectum, and blood/bone marrow. Here […]

Congress on young-onset colorectal cancer

Twenty members of Congress joined with Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lowering the recommended screening age for colorectal cancer to age 45. Reps. Raskin and Davis used the Foundation’s Gut Check […]

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 […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the introduction of The Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act

For Immediate Release  December 3, 2020 Media Contact Lisa Berry Edwards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds congressional leaders for the introduction of The Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, which will usher in a new era in our pursuit to prevent cancer. H.R. 8845 sponsored by U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), […]

Prominent Washington, D.C. entrepreneur and a national security correspondent team up with retailers to fight cancer and benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation this holiday season

CHARITABLE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ALERT Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Susanna Quinn, well known Washington, D.C. entrepreneur says, “My journey with cancer started with a shocking diagnosis, and before I could even absorb the news, I was in the hospital fighting for my life.” Her next act is no less incredible. Quinn has partnered […]

Dr. Daniel Sullivan honored for leadership in quantitative imaging biomarkers

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, VA—The Prevent Cancer Foundation today honored Daniel C. Sullivan, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work in founding and chairing the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA). QIBA is committed to transforming patient care by making radiology a more quantitative science. As part […]

USPSTF changes recommended age for colorectal cancer screening to 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) released a new draft recommendation for colorectal cancer screening, giving a “B” recommendation for screening people of average risk ages 45-49. (There was previously no recommendation for colorectal cancer screening for this age group.) The draft recommendation maintains an “A” rating for those of average risk ages 50-75. This […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation announces 2020-2021 young adult advisory committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, VA— The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes 16 young adults to the preventGEN committee to increase awareness and education of cancer prevention and early detection among younger generations. Committee members have a broad array of experience ranging from communications and marketing to epidemiology. PreventGEN committee members collaborate […]

In memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom our Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored with a Special Recognition Award last September on Capitol Hill. “Justice Ginsburg’s twenty-year battle with cancer inspired us all,” said Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé, Founder and CEO. “She faced each cancer diagnosis with […]

Actor/producer Ken Jeong, TODAY news anchor Craig Melvin, charitable gaming organization Games Done Quick and congressional spouse Terry Loebsack to be honored at Congressional Families Program virtual awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 WASHINGTON–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® will hold its 28th annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The Program’s signature event draws a bipartisan, bicameral audience of members of Congress and […]