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Prevent Cancer Foundation statement on racial injustice

We see you. Black lives matter. The Prevent Cancer Foundation stands with you in wanting to dismantle systemic racism and injustice in the U.S. We have always said that cancer doesn’t discriminate. But the truth is, discrimination exists in many forms—including in health care. We will continue to do our part to fight for the […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® and the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention partner to remind Americans to enjoy the sun safely this summer

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards Prevent Cancer Foundation Phone: (703) 519-2107 Email: lisa.edwards@preventcancer.org John D. Antonishak National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Phone: (301) 801-4422 Email: dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org Alexandria, Va.  – May 22, 2020 – To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has […]

Talk to your doctor about routine cancer screenings during the pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Should you be getting routine cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic? Up until recently, experts recommended delaying screenings whenever possible to conserve health care resources and limit risk of exposure to the virus. As restrictions begin lifting in certain areas, some offices will begin seeing patients […]

UV light should not be used to prevent or treat COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the U.S., we know people are searching for answers on how to prevent or treat the virus—especially cancer patients, who are at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Despite recent speculation, there is no evidence that UV radiation has any impact on the virus. The Prevent Cancer […]

In midst of COVID-19 epidemic, postpone routine cancer screenings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Keeping up with recommended cancer screenings is an important part of staying healthy and preventing cancer, or detecting it early when successful treatment is more likely. But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that in order to protect your health, the best move is […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces event changes amid COVID-19 concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 908-295-6633 In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Prevent Cancer Foundation has made the following changes to our spring schedule: The 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing, originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, will now be held on […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds USPSTF decision to expand hepatitis C testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diane Tilton 703-837-3690 Diane.Tilton@preventcancer.org The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released a final screening recommendation for hepatitis C testing. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds the USPSTF’s recommendation that all adults ages 18 – 79 receive hepatitis C screening. This is an change from the 2013 recommendation, which recommended […]

CMS releases guidance on Medicaid block grants

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (January 30, 2020) – The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance which provides an option for states that accepted Medicaid expansion to convert those funds into a block grant. Currently, the federal government offers matching funds to those states without a limit. Under the new guidance, which CMS refers to as the […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $1.1 million in cancer research and global grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diane Tilton diane.tilton@preventcancer.org 703-837-3690 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces the funding of eight new U.S.-based researchers and four new cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its research grant and fellowship program and global grants […]

Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.1 million for charity at 10th annual gaming marathon

Media contact: Diane Tilton Diane.Tilton@preventcancer.org (703)837-3690 Orlando, Fl. — The week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), concluded on January 12 raising a total of $3.13 million, the most in its 10-year history, for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Each year, AGDQ live-streams hundreds of speedrunners attempting to beat video games as quickly as […]