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Document Your Family’s Health History

On Valentine’s Day, many people across the world will demonstrate their love for each other with jewelry, flowers, chocolate and other tokens of appreciation. At the Foundation, we encourage you to also take some time to demonstrate love for your relatives by documenting your family’s health history. You share genes with your relatives and may […]

Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

The last Wednesday of September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Take a moment to think about your health. Do you exercise regularly? Do you know what it means to live a healthy lifestyle? Are healthy habits apart of your everyday routine? If not, now is the time to start. Cancer takes the lives […]

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 […]

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex […]

Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities […]