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Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin  703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Highlight Need for HPV Vaccination and Screening at Tennessee Cancer Consortium’s 2017 Cancer Conference Nashville, TN – Tony Award […]

Dialogue 2017—not a moment wasted

“This was the best Dialogue that I have attended. The content was applicable across cancers. There was not a moment of time wasted.” – Dialogue 2017 participant The 19th annual Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening & Prevention engaged a diverse and committed audience from 35 states, nine American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and organizations, the […]

Healing through music

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® recently announced Mexican-American singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo as a national spokesperson for the Think About the Link® campaign. This educational campaign aims to raise awareness of the connection between certain viruses (HPV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C) and cancer. As a hepatitis C survivor, Escovedo is no stranger to the detrimental effects […]

Cancer-associated viruses are a threat to those living with HIV

Cancer-associated viruses, such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis C, are especially dangerous for people living with HIV. HPV causes more than 90 percent of cervical and anal cancers diagnosed each year, while hepatitis C causes nearly half of all liver cancer cases. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people infected with HIV […]

No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]

Breast Cancer Education in the Latina Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. One of the recipients this year, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, provides breast health education to Latina women in Camden County, New Jersey.

Nine Community Projects will Receive Funding for Cancer Prevention Work

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support nine projects focused on increasing cancer prevention education, early detection and screening in communities across the country, from New York to California. The Foundation received statements of intent from organizations in 48 states for this highly competitive grants cycle. Each grantee organization will receive $25,000. A special […]

Get Screened for Hepatitis

Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Bo Aldigé speaking at the briefing. Photo credit: Ginny Robison, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. On Thursday May 19th, 2016,, as part of our Think About the Link® Campaign and to recognize Hepatitis Testing Day, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a briefing at Philadelphia City Hall, in partnership with the […]