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New USPSTF recommendations on BRCA testing expand genetic testing for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released updated final recommendations for BRCA testing this week. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase a person’s risk for breast and several other types of cancer. According to the USPSTF, BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations […]

La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) anuncia los miembros de su primer comité asesor para jóvenes adultos

Lee este página en inglés PARA DISTRIBUCIÓN INMEDIATA Contacto: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Virginia — La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) les da la bienvenida a 13 jóvenes adultos que forman parte de un comité inaugural cuyo propósito es aumentar el conocimiento y la educación acerca de la […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces selections for inaugural young adult advisory committee

Lea esta página en español FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA— The Prevent Cancer Foundation® welcomes thirteen young adults to its first-ever committee to increase awareness and education of cancer prevention and early detection among younger generations. The committee, named PreventGEN, includes members who are between the ages of 18-35 […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $250,000 in community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2019                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in communities across the U.S., from Honolulu, Hawaii to Baltimore, Maryland. The projects were selected through […]

Leading Cancer Groups to Host Congressional Briefing on Eliminating HPV-related Cancers

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2019 If you are a member of the media and would like to attend in person or cover remotely, please RSVP here. For media inquiries, please contact Julia Gunther at julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896. (Congressional staff and general public, please RSVP here.) WHAT: A congressional briefing titled “Let’s End HPV-related Cancers” […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of Dr. LaSalle Leffall Jr.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our friend and Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. LaSalle Leffall Jr. Dr. Leffall was a distinguished surgeon, oncologist and educator who served as Howard University’s chairman of the Department of Surgery for 25 years. In addition to serving as chairman, Dr. Leffall was […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala raises more than $1.5 million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 9, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 25th Annual Spring Gala to advance the Foundation’s mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation welcomed distinguished guests to the National Building Museum, including members of Congress, […]