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Cancer screening 101

Women In your 50s If you were born between 1945-1965, you may be at increased risk for hepatitis C, a leading cause of liver cancer. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for this virus. If you test positive for hepatitis C, there are treatment options available that can cure the virus and prevent liver […]

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 […]

Beyond gaming

Beyond the Game: Funding Innovative Technology around the Globe This year’s panel at AGDQ spotlights a new portable breast screening device in Nigeria, cervical cancer screening devices in Peru and lung cancer screening innovations in Poland – showing how your dollars make a difference in cancer prevention and early detection. It is only with the […]

How simple dietary changes may help improve our odds against cancer

Nadja Pinnavaia, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Plantable, a wellness platform that makes it simple and easy to change dietary habits. After her mother-in-law’s cancer diagnosis, she began researching food and nutrition in search of solutions beyond chemotherapy. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing her story to help others understand how much lifestyle factors, […]

6 things you can do now to reduce your breast cancer risk

October has arrived! As temperatures decrease and fall foliage emerges, you’ll start seeing the fall colors taking over social media and wardrobes everywhere. But there is one color you simply won’t be able to avoid this month, and for good reason—pink. Breast cancer awareness month is here, and people everywhere will be sporting pink in […]

New USPSTF recommendations on BRCA testing expand genetic testing for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released updated final recommendations for BRCA testing this week. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase a person’s risk for breast and several other types of cancer. According to the USPSTF, BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations […]

National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few stats that illustrate these inequalities: Rates of new cases and […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 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 […]