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Power. Progress. Prevention. November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 Trump administration considers exempting vape shops from e-cigarette ban The president recently announced his intent to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market to curb the widespread vaping epidemic among children and teens. However, while speaking at the White House on Wednesday, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the administration may exempt vape shops […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Save the Date: Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop 2020 The Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop will be held on March 25, 2020, at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC.  The Workshop is an annual event that convenes stakeholders to discuss pressing issues that impact cancer prevention and early detection, as well as novel approaches to […]

“Prevention at Every Age” at the 27th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon

L-R: Honoree Amanda Soto, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional Families Director Lisa McGovern, Patrick Dempsey, and honoree LeeAnn Johnson. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the Members Room of the Library of Congress, a bipartisan audience, including members of Congress and congressional spouses, as well as leaders in the […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 Help Medicare beneficiaries access colorectal cancer screenings The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1570) and its companion bill in the Senate (S. 668) currently have 309 and 59 co-sponsors, respectively. Despite the broad bipartisan support, the bills have stalled in committees. This important legislation would eliminate the coinsurance requirement […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor/producer Patrick Dempsey and congressional spouses LeeAnn Johnson and Amanda Soto honored at 27th annual bipartisan luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® this week held its 27th annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Program’s signature event draws a bipartisan, bicameral audience of members of […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 Trump administration announces plan to ban flavored electronic cigarettes After six deaths and nearly 500 reported cases of severe lung damage across the country, the Trump administration announced on Wednesday its plan to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors. Vaping has become increasingly common among teens and […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019 New proposed updates to several screening and vaccination guidelines This week, several updates were issued for screening and vaccination schedules, including recommendations for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, hepatitis C (hep C) vaccine, and BRCA 1 and 2 genetic testing. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease […]

La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) anuncia los miembros de su primer comité asesor para jóvenes adultos

Lee este página en inglés PARA DISTRIBUCIÓN INMEDIATA Contacto: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Virginia — La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) les da la bienvenida a 13 jóvenes adultos que forman parte de un comité inaugural cuyo propósito es aumentar el conocimiento y la educación acerca de la […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces selections for inaugural young adult advisory committee

Lea esta página en español FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA— The Prevent Cancer Foundation® welcomes thirteen young adults to its first-ever committee to increase awareness and education of cancer prevention and early detection among younger generations. The committee, named PreventGEN, includes members who are between the ages of 18-35 […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 Surprise medical billing becoming more common A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that surprise medical billing, the practice of charging patients the difference between the cost of a service and what an insurer will cover, is becoming a much more common and expensive practice. Researchers […]