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Go Smoke-Free #2PreventCancer

Today marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to lay off the habit for at least 24 hours and to use this date to make a plan to quit smoking. By quitting smoking, an individual can take steps toward a healthier lifestyle – one that can lead to reducing lung cancer risk […]

CT Scans Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

This morning the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale, NCI-sponsored test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable stages. More than 53,000 people at high risk of developing lung cancer were screened by either chest X-ray […]

Is There a Magic Bullet to Prevent Cancer?

If you see, read or hear medical news on television, magazines or the Web, you will find, almost daily, some cancer research study being published, or referred to, by those who seek to capitalize on those studies to sell their goods and services. In some cases those trying to capitalize will misquote or take the findings out of […]

Clearing the Air on Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Did you know lung cancer kills more people per year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined? While it is true that not smoking is a major way to prevent lung cancer, we want to clear the air on a few other important preventive measures one can take to stay healthy. And there’s no […]

Claim That Cancer Is Purely Man-Made Disease Tells Only Half the Story

A friend sent me a recent controversial study by the University of Manchester in Britain that stated: “Cancer is a man-made disease.”  This assertion was based on the researchers finding no evidence of cancer in Egyptian remains stretching back thousands of years, which led them to conclude that cancer is something that happened with the dawn […]

Congressman and Wife Probed

It’s election season. Candidates across the country have been under a microscope, having every detail of their lives examined. Just a few short months ago, my husband – Congressman Jim McGovern – and I were being probed in a different way: by a colonoscope. More about that in a minute; first, let’s travel back in time a bit […]

Cancer Prevention Laurels: Celebrating 8 Years of Award Winners!

Each year for the past 8 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has presented Laurels awards to innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. This event began in 2003 as a means of both recognizing and celebrating leaders in cancer prevention. The laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, […]

5K: A Hit with Runners & A Success for Cancer Prevention

The 2nd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K held last Saturday, September 25, had lots of high points and some very poignant moments as well. Raising nearly $60,000 (with donations still coming in!) in support of cancer prevention and early detection, the 5K received overwhelming praise from participants, volunteers, and supporters. The Washington Running Report marked […]

A Dialogue Can Change Survivorship

Jasmine Greenamyer, MPH Vice President, Colon Cancer Alliance “I know I speak for many different stakeholders when I say that the state and American Indian/Alaska Native Dialogue for Action conferences on colorectal cancer were influential momentum changers. The Foundation facilitates a process that helps state and community leaders strategically develop and implement impactful initiatives. Furthermore, […]

David Tutera Stands Up to Prevent Cancer

WE tv star and Prevent Cancer Foundation board member David Tutera is being featured in the upcoming Life & Style section of USA Today Weekend discussing the joy of giving. Tutera explained, “I try to be active in a few charities that have meaning and where I feel I can make a difference.” One of those […]