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Preventing cancer at the Iowa State Fair

Going to the state fair is not the healthiest activity that comes to mind. From fried Oreos to corn dogs, you can find nearly any junk food at summer fairs across the U.S., and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. But the fair is not just about trying the craziest junk food mash-ups—or, in […]

Trump administration releases final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Trump administration this week released its final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans, leaving some consumers open to inadequate health coverage. Set to take effect in two months, the rule will expand the current duration of these plans from three months to one […]

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin  703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Highlight Need for HPV Vaccination and Screening at Tennessee Cancer Consortium’s 2017 Cancer Conference Nashville, TN – Tony Award […]

Unity, hope and innovation at ASCO 2017

“So, how do you prevent cancer?” That was by far the most common question I fielded while manning the booth at the annual American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Though many attendees approached with a hint of skepticism in their voice, once they heard the background on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s […]

Top 8 health mistakes men make

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we are all taking that extra time to appreciate the men in our lives. But the best way we can show our love is to encourage you―our fathers, husbands, sons, grandpas, brothers and uncles―to take charge of your health, especially because June is Men’s Health Month. Guys, here […]

Dialogue 2017—not a moment wasted

“This was the best Dialogue that I have attended. The content was applicable across cancers. There was not a moment of time wasted.” – Dialogue 2017 participant The 19th annual Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening & Prevention engaged a diverse and committed audience from 35 states, nine American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and organizations, the […]

ICYMI: April 21, 2017

Feature Story De Blasio Backs Plan to Lift Base Price of Pack of Cigarettes to $13 WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (The New York Times) –Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged his support on Wednesday to a series of initiatives to cut tobacco use, proposing to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes in New […]

Addressing equal access to preventive care in Tunisia

As a member of the Tunisian Association for Defending the Right to Health, Dr. Amna Khalfaoui plans to travel from North Africa to attend this year’s Dialogue for Action® conference. Dr. Khalfaoui is this week’s guest blog contributor. She discusses what challenges Tunisia faces to improving health care and what she’s most looking to take […]

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 […]

Cancer Screening Education in the Asian 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. The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC, Inc.), collaborates with medical partners to develop educational materials on cancer screening in several languages and set up appointments for the Southeast […]