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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 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 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 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 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 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 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 […]

FDA approves 23andMe Inc. to distribute direct-to-consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new genetic test from the company 23andMe Inc., which will provide direct-to-consumer testing for an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The test evaluates DNA, looking for two genetic changes that indicate the hereditary condition MUTYH-associated polyposis, which is […]

Games Done Quick raises an awesome $2.4 million for charity at 9th annual gaming marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org (703) 837-3692 Rockville, Md. — For 160 hours, gamers from around the world participated in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), a speedrunning gaming marathon to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. The event, which took place January 6-13, raised a whopping $2.4 million for the Foundation, the most […]

Federal judge rules ACA unconstitutional

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge ruled last Friday the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Following Congress’ elimination of the tax penalty (the “Individual Mandate”) for those who do not hold a health insurance policy, a group of 20 GOP-led states filed a lawsuit […]

More than $1.5 million raised during 10th annual No-Shave November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke (703) 837-3692 hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – Things got hairy this November as more than 15,000 people put down their razors to join No-Shave November, a month-long campaign which raises awareness and funds for cancer prevention, education and research. The more than $1.5 million raised this year will benefit Prevent […]