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Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala aims to raise $1.7 million

Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 9, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® will host 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 will welcome distinguished guests to the National Building Museum, including members of Congress, diplomats, […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of former Rep. Ellen Tauscher

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to hear about the death of former California Representative Ellen Tauscher, who passed away Monday from complications from pneumonia. After retiring from Congress, Tauscher served as the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and then Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense at […]

Leaders in cancer prevention honored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

Photo Credit: Washington Talent FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, VA — On Thursday, April 25, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® recognized leaders in cancer prevention and early detection at the 2019 Dialogue for Action® Laurels Awards Luncheon. The Laurels Awards are presented annually to leaders in health equity, national leadership and […]

New ACP mammogram guidelines will put women’s lives at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently announced new breast cancer screening guidelines, which echo the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that women ages 50-74 who are of average risk for breast cancer should receive mammograms every other year. The […]

FDA proposes change to require breast density notification

Alexandria, Va.—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week proposed new steps to improve mammography quality standards. Among the changes is a proposed rule requiring mammography facilities to notify women with dense breasts about their breast tissue and the impact of breast density on the accuracy of their mammograms. These mammography standards, part of the […]

Think you’re “Too Young for This Sh*t?” Think again.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — It’s a common misconception that colorectal cancer affects only older people—but today, more adults under the recommended screening age are being diagnosed than ever before. Because younger people may be unaware of risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, those who do have […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of Dr. Paul Talalay, pioneer in nutrition as cancer prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® was saddened to learn of Dr. Paul Talalay’s death. Dr. Talalay was an endocrinologist who foresaw that food nutrients could reduce cancer risks long before most of his colleagues understood some cancers are preventable. The Foundation was a supporter of his work, funding some of his initial research on the benefits […]

Bay Mills community to explore giant inflatable colon

Media contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 On Thursday, March 14, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® will be at the Bay Mills Health Center’s Cancer Awareness Healthfair. The Super Colon is an interactive and educational experience where visitors can walk through a twenty-foot inflatable replica of a colon and learn about colon health. Visitors get an […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $400,000 in global community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announced five new funding recipients for cancer prevention and early detection programs. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its global community grants program, which focuses on delivering services and/or education to low- and middle-income countries and providing […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. As the longest-serving member of Congress in history, Congressman Dingell was a champion for affordable and accessible health care for all, presiding over the House vote that approved Medicare in 1965 and playing an […]