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FDA makes landmark decision on menthol cigarettes, takes small steps in e-cigarette use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards (703) 519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations targeted toward reducing use of flavored e-cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes among youth. On November 16, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb unveiled the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol in combustible tobacco products. Historically, use of […]

ICYMI: April 20, 2018

Featured story Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy  MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (The New York Times) — Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown. […]

Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? New study aims to find out

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been growing in popularity the past few years, especially among teenagers who have never smoked regular cigarettes. The fun and fruity flavors of e-cigarettes, along with the perception that they are a healthier way to smoke, has enticed young non-smokers to pick up the habit. Though likely less toxic than traditional […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds FDA plan to lower nicotine levels in cancer-causing cigarettes, continues to discourage e-cigarette use

Food and Drug Administration announces new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 2, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced a new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation to lower nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of cancer, […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. May 12, 2017

Power. Progress. Prevention. The Foundation’s Advocacy Newsletter May 12, 2017 What’s next for the health care bill? The American Health Care Act (AHCA) has moved on to a skeptical Senate where it is expected to undergo sweeping changes. In fact, several senators have suggested writing their own version of the bill, which narrowly passed in the […]

ICYMI: May 5, 2017

Feature Story House Narrowly Passes GOP Health Care Bill By the slimmest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican plan to replace Obamacare Thursday afternoon, sending the measure to a skeptical Senate where it is almost certain to change shape. Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213, just one […]

ICYMI: February 10, 2017

Feature Story Many high-risk patients with breast cancer aren’t getting genetic testing. Here’s why. TUESDAY, February 7, 2017 (The Washington Post) — Doctors often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast-cancer patients, even those who are at high risk for mutations linked to ovarian and other cancers, according to a study published Tuesday. Researchers said […]

ICYMI: January 20, 2016

Feature Story 1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections THURSDAY, January 19, 2017 (Fox News) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause […]

ICYMI: December 23, 2016

NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation® will be closed next week for the holiday season. ICYMI will return to your inbox on Friday, January 6, 2017. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year! Feature Story Fallopian tubes may have big role in ovarian cancer fight TUESDAY, December 20, 2016 (CNN) — […]

ICYMI: December 9, 2016

Surgeon general sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes THURSDAY, December 8, 2016 – The nation’s top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults. “These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, […]