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6 things you can do now to reduce your breast cancer risk

October has arrived! As temperatures decrease and fall foliage emerges, you’ll start seeing the fall colors taking over social media and wardrobes everywhere. But there is one color you simply won’t be able to avoid this month, and for good reason—pink. Breast cancer awareness month is here, and people everywhere will be sporting pink in […]

New ACP mammogram guidelines will put women’s lives at risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently announced new breast cancer screening guidelines, which echo the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that women ages 50-74 who are of average risk for breast cancer should receive mammograms every other year. The […]

A Window to Hope: The Living in Pink Breast Cancer Clinic

We pulled into a garage on a popular street in Maryland’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, unloading a well-protected and flawless stained glass window piece donated by Michael Aylward of Aldie Glassworks. The art piece, a beautifully handcrafted gem featuring a pink ribbon, would soon be a beacon of hope and a tribute to the countless lives […]

PALS Act moratorium extended through December 31, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With the passage of the omnibus spending bill signed into law on Friday, March 23, 2018, Congress extended the expiration of a moratorium on current breast cancer screening guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) through December […]

ICYMI: March 10, 2017

Feature Story Gene activity in the nose may signal lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (Fox News) — Genetic changes in the cells lining the inside of the nose might someday help doctors diagnose lung cancer, a recent study suggests. “The idea that you don’t have to sample the disease tissue but can diagnose presence […]

ICYMI: January 13, 2017

Feature Story  Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both TUESDAY, January 10, 2017 (Forbes)–Whether screening mammograms can lower women’s risk of women dying from breast cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide and […]

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.

ICYMI: November 4, 2016

Feature Story Women’s cancer deaths expected to rise 60% by 2030 WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2016 (CNN)–The number of women dying worldwide from cancer is expected to rise to 5.5 million by 2030, roughly the equivalent population of Denmark, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Those numbers would be an increase of […]

Breast cancer awareness from Shreveport to the South Pacific

When October comes around, I think we can all agree that the world around us turns pink—but the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grant recipients work year-round to increase breast health education and breast cancer screening. From providing mammograms to women across Nevada to hosting innovative educational sessions in Louisiana and spreading awareness in American Samoa, […]

ICYMI: October 14, 2016

Feature Story Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 (NPR)–Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among […]