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ICYMI: August 28, 2015

Feature Story Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer’s Return THURSDAY, August 27, 2015 (Discovery News) — An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational […]

ICYMI: August 21, 2015

Feature Story Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation TUESDAY, August 18, 2015 (Modern Healthcare) — As the healthcare and retail industries await federal regulation on electronic cigarettes, a new JAMA study has found that young e-smokers are more likely to try tobacco than those who have never “vaped.” You might have also missed… Jimmy […]

ICYMI: July 10, 2015

Feature Story Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United […]

Moving, chewing and dancing: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge

There are few grants for a 1.5 person office staff like us; and yet our organization, and those like it, need assistance. Your campaign provides this. Thank you so very much.”  -Prevent Cancer Foundation Challenge winner What do a “Move and Chew” workshop, a firefighter and a dancing Polly Polyp have in common? The answer: […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits the Latin American Festival in Worcester, MA

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ went to Worcester last weekend for the 23rd annual Latin American Festival. The exhibit was hosted by UMass Memorial Health Center. Volunteers gave out magnets, bracelets and our Guide to Preventable Cancers in English and Spanish. Among the 433 visitors were Congressman Jim McGovern and Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program […]

Musician's struggle with colon cancer inspires a song of thanks.

I was 53 and decided I should get a colonoscopy. I don’t know why, I just felt like I should, being past the age of 50. Due to a series of setbacks, I was 54 by the time I was able to schedule my colonoscopy. I had scheduled a physical for that day too. After […]

Father's Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck […]

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It […]

Announcing the 2013 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

We are excited to announce the results of the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first-place winner is the Virginia Cancer Network in Charlottesville, VA. They will receive a $3,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second-place winner is the […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits 2012 Screening Saves Winner at Family Fun Day

A snowy day in Kearney, Nebraska, did not stop the Good Samaritan Hospital from hosting their Family Fun Day event this past Saturday, March 23. Held at the Kearney Family YMCA, the day’s goal was to share health and wellness information with the community through enjoyable family activities. To help promote colorectal cancer screening awareness, […]