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Colon Cancer Screening Rates Down Among Obese White Women

Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently released results of a study that found obese white women less likely than non-obese, white women or any African-American group to get screened for colon cancer. These findings mirror past results that indicate white obese women more unlikely to get mammograms or Pap tests. Obesity is a risk factor for […]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit ScreeningSaves.org

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website ScreeningSaves.org brings together organizations and individuals to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and to encourage those who are at risk to get screened. Here are the top five reasons why YOU should check out Screening Saves: Learn about colorectal cancer. Over 143,000 people in the US are expected to be […]

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 […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon & Breakaway from Cancer Support the Dempsey Challenge

Last month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen. The event is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. And while it raises funds for the Dempsey Center to provide services free of charge to patients and […]

2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: SAVE THESE DATES!

The 2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge will take place on March 22-23, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. At the 2012 conference, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished keynote panel moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and to explore […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon says “YES” to Michigan

After my first fantastic trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I was so excited to go back for three more Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stops in the Lower Peninsula! One person I met told me that after the tour, I was going to be well acquainted with Michigan and that Michigan was going to be well […]

Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in […]

Atlanta Hosts Prevent Cancer Super Colon

The Prevent Cancer Foundation had the incredible opportunity to exhibit the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on June 15th. Centennial Park, in the heart of downtown “Hotlanta”, is a gathering place for so many people to enjoy and celebrate, since it is one of the city’s 1996 Olympic Games’ host legacy […]

We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants […]