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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 […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation announces appointment of Jennifer Niyangoda as Vice President of Marketing and Development

Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Niyangoda as Vice President of Marketing and Development. Ms. Niyangoda brings over 20 years of experience in strategic fundraising and marketing to the Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our team,” said Carolyn Aldigé, Founder and CEO of […]

Actor Ernie Hudson to serve as national spokesperson for Think About the Link®

About Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson is best known for his role in the 1984 cult classic, Ghostbusters; however few fans know him as two-time cancer survivor. Hudson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, and with rectal cancer in 2011. In both cases, screening caught his cancer early, making treatment more effective. Hudson has always […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run

Check out photos from the Health Fair and 5k HERE! ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, November 3. The event was held at Nationals Park, home to the 2019 World Series champion team, the Washington Nationals. The Prevent Cancer Foundation brought the community […]