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Why boys need the HPV vaccine, too

Vaccines are an incredibly powerful tool to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®, yet vaccine uptake rates are staggeringly low across the United States. The Think About the Link® campaign aims to raise awareness of the link between certain viruses and cancer and encourages you to talk to your health care professional about vaccination. One virus the […]

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: October 14, 2016

Feature Story Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 (NPR)–Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among […]

ICYMI: July 8, 2016

Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Leading American and British cancer researchers are urging that all men with advanced prostate cancer strongly consider being tested for inherited gene mutations — both to help steer their treatment and to alert family members who themselves might be […]

ICYMI: June 24, 2016

Feature Story NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation recognizes the need for increased awareness on the connection between viruses and cancer. That’s why we launched Think About the Link, a multi-year education campaign that aims to increase screening rates for the viruses, increase immunization rates for HPV and hepatitis B and raise awareness of and access […]

Think About the Link Between Viruses and Cancer

Worldwide, viruses cause one in five cancers. We have the science and resources to protect thousands of people from these viruses that lead to cancer. In recent research, we learned that the connection is missing between viruses and cancer, keeping vaccination rates at a low level. To close this gap and save lives, the Prevent […]

ICYMI: January 29, 2016

  Feature Story Prevent Cancer Foundation Launches Think About the Link® Campaign on Connection Between Certain Viruses, Cancer TUESDAY, January 26, 2016 — The Prevent Cancer Foundation unveiled today Think About the Link®, a multi-year education campaign to increase awareness of the connection between certain viruses and cancer. The campaign comes at a time when new […]

Protect Yourself Against Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide and causes more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing countries. In the United States, nearly 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed and more than 4,000 women succumb to the disease annually. Cervical cancer is highly preventable. As Cervical […]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus transmitted through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to HPV. The virus is also linked to vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer, and cancer of the head and neck. Most sexually active American women will be exposed to the virus by […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

Each year in August, just in time for the new school year, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), comes upon us. NIAM provides a moment to consider the improvements in quality and length of life we are afforded through immunization. It’s also a reminder for all of us to continue protecting ourselves and our loved ones […]