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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces selections for inaugural young adult advisory committee

Lea esta página en español FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA— The Prevent Cancer Foundation® welcomes thirteen young adults to its first-ever committee to increase awareness and education of cancer prevention and early detection among younger generations. The committee, named PreventGEN, includes members who are between the ages of 18-35 […]

Trump administration releases final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Trump administration this week released its final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans, leaving some consumers open to inadequate health coverage. Set to take effect in two months, the rule will expand the current duration of these plans from three months to one […]

Unintended consequences

The House and Senate have drafted a final version of their tax bill, and it is expected to be on President Trump’s desk by the end of the week. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® has spoken out on what this proposed tax legislation could mean for access to preventive health care and early detection services (read […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

As summer comes to an end it’s time to get serious, not just about work and other responsibilities, but about your health. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a critical time to discuss your prostate health with your doctor. Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men […]

Why survivors care about cancer prevention and early detection

Sunday is National Cancer Survivors Day, a day to celebrate the friends and family members in your life who have faced cancer. Cancer survivors are incredible advocates for encouraging their friends and family to learn about the lifesaving power of prevention and early detection. About 50 percent of all cancer cases diagnosed today are attributed […]

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Includes Breast Tomosynthesis in Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Decision applauded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation Alexandria, VA— August 10, 2016 — New guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommend that physicians consider breast tomosynthesis exams as an option for their patients’ annual breast cancer screening. The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds this move to recognize breast tomosynthesis (often called 3D mammograms) […]

ICYMI: April 8, 2016

Feature Story Good economy? More bowel cancers, study finds SUNDAY, April 3, 2016 (CNN) — Economic development is a good thing — but not when it comes to the risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to a recent study, as a country develops, rates of this type of cancer rise alongside it. The study revealed a 10-fold […]

ICYMI: April 1, 2016

  Feature Story You survived cancer. Now what? MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Cancer patients used to be told to go home and take care of themselves without too many specifics for life after treatment. Now, as soon as they’re feeling strong enough, they’re advised to mind their lifestyle: lace up their […]

Promising Research to Find Colorectal Cancer Early

This year, 135,000 people will be told they have colorectal cancer, and 50,000 people will pass away from this disease. To reduce the number of people affected by colorectal cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has invested millions of dollars into understanding how colorectal cancer develops and how it can be detected early. Funding research is […]

ICYMI: March 25, 2016

Feature Story Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report) –Differences in smoking habits between black and white Americans may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, new research suggests. Researchers reviewed federal government data from 1965 to 2012. They found that blacks […]