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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 […]

ICYMI: January 22, 2016

Feature Story Scientists Identify Gene Mutation Linked to Ovarian Cancer TUESDAY, January 19, 2016 (TIME) — Researchers have identified a gene mutation that can increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. In a new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers found that mutations in a gene called BRIP1 raised […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

Knowledge is Powerful

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs […]