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ICYMI: December 16, 2016

Liver Cancer Is Becoming A Top Killer In Poor Countries FRIDAY, December 9, 2016 (NPR) — The number of new cancer cases grew worldwide to 17.5 million in 2015 from 13.1 million in 2005. And the fastest growth is in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to a report on the global burden of […]

ICYMI: December 9, 2016

Surgeon general sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes THURSDAY, December 8, 2016 – The nation’s top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults. “These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, […]

ICYMI: December 2, 2016

Feature Story NOTE FROM THE PREVENT CANCER FOUNDATION®: The 21st Century Cures Act is meant to increase funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is critical. But rather than increase health funding, Congress wants to fulfill the goals of the Cures Act by taking money from […]

21st Century Cures Passes the House

Earlier today the House of Representatives passed H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 344-77, with only 70 Republicans voting against the bill.  The legislation would provide an additional $9.3 billion in mandatory funding over the next five years to fund the National Institutes of Health and establish a Cures Innovation Fund to […]