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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees work toward 80% by 2018

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States, but with regular screening, this disease is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable®. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable launched a nationwide colorectal cancer initiative, 80% by 2018, to increase screening rates to 80 percent of adults ages 50 or older by 2018. The […]

Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening and Hope in Chicago’s Southwest Side Neighborhoods

In Chicago’s Little Village and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods, Esperanza Health Centers, a Prevent Cancer Foundation grantee, is working to improve colorectal cancer screening rates among uninsured, insured and Medicaid-enrolled Latino adults, through coordinated patient navigation, education and screening services. Esperanza’s project goal is to improve the colorectal cancer screening rate in their community from 48 […]

Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn’t a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It’s not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember […]