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Power. Progress. Prevention. March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 Congress passes stimulus package Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar stimulus package to mitigate the economic impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – the largest stimulus package in modern U.S. history. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, while the House passed it Friday. The package includes several provisions, including: Direct […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED: Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing is rescheduled for September 9, 2020. Though the date has changed, the location will remain the FHI 360 Conference Center at 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 House passes historic tobacco bill In a huge victory for prevention efforts, the House passed H.R. 2339—the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act. This marks the first time a Chamber of Congress has voted to prohibit all flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. In […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 Trump proposed budget raises concerns over health care   President Trump released his proposed $4.5 trillion budget this week, which includes significant cuts to several health programs. In the proposal, defense spending would see an increase of 0.3% ($750 billion), while non-defense spending would see a decrease of 5% ($590 billion) for fiscal […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020 New study raises potential concerns over sunscreen ingredient A new study released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals some of the current ingredients used in sunscreens (homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate) are absorbed by the skin. These ingredients, known as filters, are compounds that protect the skin from sun damage. The […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Cancer deaths hit all-time low Between 2016 and 2017, the rate of cancer deaths fell 2.2% — the largest single-year drop in history. While novel treatments and advances in research have contributed to the decline, prevention and early detection played a significant role in many cases—specifically, in lung and cervical cancers. Despite […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020 Trump administration issues partial e-cigarette ban but concerns remain After a long-awaited decision, the Trump administration issued a limited ban on e-cigarettes on Thursday. The ban will remove certain flavors of vaping products from the market; however, menthol and tobacco flavored products are exempt from the ban, and it only applies to flavors […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. December 20, 2019

December 6, 2019 Appeals court declares ACA individual mandate unconstitutional, sends back to lower court On Wednesday, a federal appeals court dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by striking down its individual mandate provision and ruling it unconstitutional. The mandate, which requires people to purchase and maintain health insurance, was challenged by […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 Study shows hair dyes and straighteners may pose an increased cancer risk for black women In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers found that black women who regularly use hair dyes and straighteners may increase their risk of cancer. Results suggested that black women who used permanent hair dyes […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 White House continues to weigh flavored e-cig ban Last week, reports emerged that the White House was wavering on it proposed policy to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products, including mint and menthol flavors. Statements from both presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway and head of the Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan suggested […]