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Think you’re “Too Young for This Sh*t?” Think again.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — It’s a common misconception that colorectal cancer affects only older people—but today, more adults under the recommended screening age are being diagnosed than ever before. Because younger people may be unaware of risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, those who do have […]

Take action: Help remove financial barriers to colorectal cancer screening

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. today? Your risk for colorectal cancer increases as you age, but the good news is that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable® with screening tests (like colonoscopies) that can detect cancer early—or stop it before it even starts. […]

FDA approves 23andMe Inc. to distribute direct-to-consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new genetic test from the company 23andMe Inc., which will provide direct-to-consumer testing for an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The test evaluates DNA, looking for two genetic changes that indicate the hereditary condition MUTYH-associated polyposis, which is […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® reaches underserved rural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 The Prevent Cancer Foundation® partners with Health Wagon of Wise, Virginia, to bring information about cancer prevention and early detection to underserved people of Appalachia. Alexandria, VA – Each year, the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event in Wise, Virginia, sees thousands of underserved people who live in […]

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 […]

Nine Community Projects will Receive Funding for Cancer Prevention Work

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support nine projects focused on increasing cancer prevention education, early detection and screening in communities across the country, from New York to California. The Foundation received statements of intent from organizations in 48 states for this highly competitive grants cycle. Each grantee organization will receive $25,000. A special […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation Issues National Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                 March 1, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Liona Chan (703) 519-2107 Liona.Chan@preventcancer.org (Alexandria, Va.)–In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is launching the second annual Screening Saves Lives Challenge on March 1. The Challenge is a national competition for organizations to submit their best colorectal […]

Bowling for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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