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Closing the Gaps in Health Care During National Minority Health Month

Most of us don’t enjoy going to the doctor, especially when we feel fine, but know an annual physical is key to remaining healthy and detecting any possible issue early. Imagine however, you make that appointment because you know it is important, yet you don’t know how you will pay for any screenings or procedures, […]

Think About the Link Between Viruses and Cancer

Worldwide, viruses cause one in five cancers. We have the science and resources to protect thousands of people from these viruses that lead to cancer. In recent research, we learned that the connection is missing between viruses and cancer, keeping vaccination rates at a low level. To close this gap and save lives, the Prevent […]

Working at the Community Level to Prevent Breast Cancer

It’s the pink-est time of the year! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our community grant awardees are helping diverse communities across the country increase breast health awareness and cancer screening. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, it is critical we break down women’s barriers to screening and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation Awards Annual Community Grants

Funds for cancer prevention programs reach underserved communities nationwide FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org (Alexandria, Va.) – Six communities will now get the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection programs, thanks to Prevent Cancer Foundation grants. The grants will enable the communities to educate specific demographics on […]

Latinas and breast cancer

Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically […]

The 5k introduced me to cancer prevention

Aside from countless hours of practice, performing at basketball games and perfecting our national’s routines, it was always an important goal of the American University Dance Team to give back. As a team member, every year we searched for local fundraisers to participate in. Since everyone is impacted by cancer we were excited when we […]

Cooking up prevention: 2014 community grantee spotlight

Through the support of a Prevent Cancer Foundation community grant, 7,200 African Americans in urban and rural areas in 11 states will receive cookbooks with healthy lifestyle tips on diet, exercise and cancer screening. With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, staff at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, have been collecting tips from […]

Let’s celebrate life! (¡Celebremos la vida!)

¡Celebremos la vida! breast and cervical cancer program translates to “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Through this program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be able to offer free comprehensive education and screening in a setting that is culturally appropriate and nurturing to women in need. Cancer survival stories like Silvia’s* are the reason that we […]

Announcing the 2013 Community Grant awardees

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to Custer Health in North Dakota, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Kentucky, Nueva Vida in Baltimore and the Skin Cancer Foundation in New York. The awards were given as part of the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The mission of the Community Grants […]

Foundation spotlights community grantees for National Minority Cancer Week

Now that your taxes have been submitted, it’s time to acknowledge the start of another important observance, National Minority Cancer Week (April 15 – 21). Over the last few decades our country has witnessed many great strides in cancer prevention, detection and care in the United States, but many ethnic and racial minorities still face […]