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Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clare Rizer crizer@gpg.com (202) 481-8721 WASHINGTON — Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer screening recommendations: “Today is a win for women everywhere. We are pleased […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends Reps. Young and DeLauro for protecting access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Congress is taking action to protect women’s access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening. Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her […]

Cervical cancer kills more women than we thought

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cervical cancer death rates have been declining for the past 40 years in the United States. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers thanks to the HPV vaccine, which protects you from the virus that causes most cervical cancer cases, and routine pap […]

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: One family’s cervical cancer journey

My mother, Alice, was amazing. As an awesome mother and a knowledgeable nurse, she made sure we stayed active, ate a healthy diet and, most importantly, stayed out of trouble. That’s why we were so shocked that warm August afternoon in 1999 when we learned that Mom, the epitome of healthy living, had been diagnosed with […]

No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]

Cervical Cancer Screening Technology comes to Rwanda

What do a cancer researcher from New York City and a CEO from a biotech firm in Israel have in common?  They are both concerned about the incredibly high rate of cervical cancer in low-resource countries. And now, through a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation with funds that you donated to the sixth annual […]

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need […]