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Preventing liver cancer: What you can do for your liver this month

You’ve probably noticed October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know this month is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? Liver cancer is the fastest-rising cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the second-leading cause of cancer death globally. As we prepare to enter a new decade, you can take simple steps now […]

#VaccinesWork: Your best shot at cancer prevention

During the last week of April, people from around the world spread the word about World Immunization Week—a time to raise awareness about the vaccines that help protect and save millions of lives every year. You may know that vaccines can help prevent childhood diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox, but did you know […]

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 […]

Invest in Your Health – WTOP interviews Carolyn Aldige and Dr. Jim Mulshine of the Prevent Cancer Foundation

You can save money to better your future financial health, but did you know you can also invest in your physical health? Everyday choices you make in your 20s, 30s and 40s — from what you eat, to the immunizations you receive — can impact your well-being now and down the road, and even help […]

Webinar: Hepatitis Prevention, Testing, and Treatment as Liver Cancer Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is joining the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors’ (NASTAD) Hepatitis Testing Partnership for a webinar tomorrow, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET! The webinar, titled Hepatitis Prevention, Testing, and Treatment as Liver Cancer Prevention, will explore the connection between liver cancer and viral hepatitis, and examine how hepatitis […]

It’s time to observe National Immunization Awareness Month!

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school, don’t forget to add one more thing to your school supply list: vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and it is the perfect time to make sure your kids are protected from preventable viruses that can lead to cancer. HPV When […]

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

Broadway star and Tony Award-winner wants you to Think About the Link® between viruses and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin 703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today released a national public service announcement (PSA) featuring actress and Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think About the Link®, an education campaign about the connection between certain viruses and cancer. Winokur was just […]

Vaccines can lower your cancer risk

There are vaccines available to reduce your risk of developing cancer and National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is the perfect time to learn how these vaccines can protect you and your loved ones from deadly diseases. Hepatitis B and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are common viruses that can lead to cancer. Most people infected with […]

Things to know about hepatitis C on National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day

Today is National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD). Hepatitis C is a serious virus that can lead to liver cancer if left untreated. Unfortunately, African-American communities are especially vulnerable to hepatitis C infections and its associated diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 3.5 million people are currently living with hepatitis […]