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Prevent Cancer Foundation leads more than 300 organizations in support of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Screening Coverage Act of 2021

  Media Contact Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® and more than 300 organizations from all 50 states applaud Representative Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who are leading the effort to modernize Medicare and ensure seniors have access to breakthrough cancer screening technology. Today, […]

Lung cancer screening eligibility expanded by USPSTF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today released new guidelines on lung cancer screening. The USPSTF gave a “B” grade for lung cancer screening for people ages 50-80 with a 20 pack-year history who currently smoke or have quit within the last 15 years. […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards nine new research grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA—The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce funding for nine scientists who are researching cancer prevention and early detection. Each scientist is being awarded $100,000 for two years. Areas of focus include the pancreas, esophagus, liver, lungs, skin, prostate, colon-rectum, and blood/bone marrow. Here […]

New survey shows minorities, children missing cancer screenings and vaccinations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 February is Cancer Prevention Month and vaccinations are making headlines every day across America—yet lifesaving cancer screenings and vaccinations to prevent cancer are being missed. The second benchmark survey conducted by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the only nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early […]

Congress on young-onset colorectal cancer

Twenty members of Congress joined with Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in support of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) lowering the recommended screening age for colorectal cancer to age 45. Reps. Raskin and Davis used the Foundation’s Gut Check […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation supports House and Senate bills on multi-cancer early detection

Screening for certain cancers (breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate) is essential to our efforts to reduce cancer deaths. At Prevent Cancer Foundation®, we’re focused on helping patients and their health care providers find cancer early, before it has spread to other parts of the body. This increases the likelihood treatment will be successful, lowers […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the introduction of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act

For Immediate Release  December 3, 2020 Media Contact Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds congressional leaders for the introduction of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021, which will usher in a new era in our pursuit to prevent cancer. H.R. 8845 sponsored by U.S. Reps. […]

Prominent Washington, D.C. entrepreneur and a national security correspondent team up with retailers to fight cancer and benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation this holiday season

CHARITABLE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ALERT Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Susanna Quinn, well known Washington, D.C. entrepreneur says, “My journey with cancer started with a shocking diagnosis, and before I could even absorb the news, I was in the hospital fighting for my life.” Her next act is no less incredible. Quinn has partnered […]

Dr. Daniel Sullivan honored for leadership in quantitative imaging biomarkers

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA—The Prevent Cancer Foundation today honored Daniel C. Sullivan, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work in founding and chairing the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA). QIBA is committed to transforming patient care by making radiology a more quantitative science. As part […]

USPSTF changes recommended age for colorectal cancer screening to 45

UPDATE: May 18, 2021 | These draft guidelines were finalized by the USPSTF in May 2021.  The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) released a new draft recommendation for colorectal cancer screening, giving a “B” recommendation for screening people of average risk ages 45-49. (There was previously no recommendation for colorectal cancer screening for this age […]