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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of President George H.W. Bush

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is deeply saddened to learn of the death of President George H.W. Bush. We remember him as a man of humility, compassion, kindness and extraordinary accomplishment, a leader who helped ensure the free world remain free. The former president and the late Mrs. Barbara Bush were passionate supporters of cancer research […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® welcomes Jody Hoyos as Senior Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va.—Jody Hoyos has joined the Prevent Cancer Foundation® in the role of Senior Vice President. With more than 20 years in leadership in the health care sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. In her new role, Ms. Hoyos’ focus will […]

FDA makes landmark decision on menthol cigarettes, takes small steps in e-cigarette use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations targeted toward reducing use of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes among youth. On November 16, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol in combustible tobacco products. Historically, use of […]

Olympic hopeful Cecilia Barowski launches fundraising campaign for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

Alexandria, Va. – As a professional runner, Cecilia Barowski is used to competing, but this Giving Tuesday, she’s running a different kind of race—the race to raise funds  for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Barowski launched her fundraiser via Athletes For, an annual giving campaign hosted by top track and field athletes training in the United States.  […]

Prevent Cancer Gala is named a top 100 event in Washington, D.C. by BIZBASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-36952 Alexandria, Va.— BizBash, the premier resource for event and meeting professionals in North America, announced that the Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala has again been recognized on its annual list of Top 100 Events in Washington, D.C. For the second year in a row, Prevent Cancer […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® gets lucky at Bad Beat on Cancer Poker Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 New York. – On Thursday, November 8, more than 200 players and spectators came together for cancer prevention at Michele and Drew Figdor’s 8th Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament. The event raised a record $241,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, which will fund […]

Sharon Y. Eubanks honored for her leadership in tobacco control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Sharon Y. Eubanks, Of Counsel at The Henderson Firm, with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award. The award was presented on November 5, 2018, at the 15th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease. […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® visits McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of $25,000 grant for lung cancer prevention program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services. McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation hosts 15th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke  703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — On November 5 and 6, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XV: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease (QIW). The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging […]

Department of Defense to fund $10 million for melanoma research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Alexandra, Va. — President Trump recently signed an appropriations bill, HR 6157, greenlighting funding for the Departments of Labor, Defense, and Health and Human Services in fiscal year 2019. The bill includes $10 million dollars for melanoma research, funded through the Department of Defense (DoD). Since 2009, […]