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U.S. Supreme Court rules to uphold Affordable Care Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in California v. Texas, securing health care coverage for millions of Americans. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 31 million people have health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act, also known […]

Leaders in cancer prevention honored for COVID-19 resilience by the Prevent Cancer Foundation

June 3, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. — On Wednesday, June 2, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® recognized national leaders in cancer prevention and early detection with the 2021 Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. As a part of the annual Prevent Cancer Dialogue, the Laurels Awards, presented in partnership with the […]

Medicare multi-cancer early detection legislation introduced in Senate

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds the Senate introduction of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021 (S. 1873). This welcome development follows the House’s introduction of H.R. 1946 in March and strong support of the bipartisan legislation from […]

Friday before Memorial Day Declared “Don’t Fry Day” as Reminder to Take Small Steps for Sun Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – To encourage everyone to take small steps for sun safety, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has partnered with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and its broad coalition of member organizations to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as the 13th annual “Don’t Fry […]

NCI-designated cancer centers call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Katy Hobgood Ray St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Desk: 901-595-0564 Cell: 901-568-9869 Katy.Hobgood@stjude.org media@stjude.org Marvin Stockwell St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Desk: 901-595- 6384 Cell: 901-734-8766 marvin.stockwell@stjude.org media@stjude.org MEMPHIS, Tennessee (May 20, 2021) Today, doctors and scientists across America at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations issued […]

More people under age 50 now have access to colorectal cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today finalized their new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, giving a “B” recommendation for screening people of average risk ages 45-49. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required to fully cover any screening or early detection services rated […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation announces Jody Hoyos as president and chief operating officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va.— The Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection, announces the promotion of Jody Hoyos to president and chief operating officer (COO). As president and COO, Ms. Hoyos will lead the Foundation into a new and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds FDA proposal to eliminate menthol cigarettes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. The announcement is in response to a citizen petition and subsequent lawsuit filed by public health organizations calling on the FDA to prohibit menthol as a characterizing […]

Rep. Jamie Raskin speaks out on colorectal cancer screening guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA—Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, is sharing his personal cancer story in support of new cancer screening guidelines. In a video released in March 2021 for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Raskin talks about how he was impacted by […]