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Preventing liver cancer: What you can do for your liver this month

You’ve probably noticed October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know this month is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? Liver cancer is the fastest-rising cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the second-leading cause of cancer death globally. As we prepare to enter a new decade, you can take simple steps now […]

ICYMI: June 9, 2017

Feature Story Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer Are Living Longer MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (The New York Times) — Women with metastatic breast cancer are living longer. In 1990, there were 105,354 women alive with the disease in the United States, according to a new analysis. Now that figure has risen to an estimated 154,794. You […]

Healing through music

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® recently announced Mexican-American singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo as a national spokesperson for the Think About the Link® campaign. This educational campaign aims to raise awareness of the connection between certain viruses (HPV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C) and cancer. As a hepatitis C survivor, Escovedo is no stranger to the detrimental effects […]

ICYMI: December 16, 2016

Liver Cancer Is Becoming A Top Killer In Poor Countries FRIDAY, December 9, 2016 (NPR) — The number of new cancer cases grew worldwide to 17.5 million in 2015 from 13.1 million in 2005. And the fastest growth is in some of the world’s poorest countries, according to a report on the global burden of […]

ICYMI: November 18, 2016

Feature Story Can Gwen Ifill’s Death Spur Cancer Innovation? TUESDAY, November 15, 2016 (Fortune)–Gwen Ifill, the pioneering journalist who spent three decades covering government and national politics for the Washington Post, New York Times, PBS, and others, died yesterday of endometrial cancer—She was 61. One of the first African American women to anchor a major […]

ICYMI: October 21, 2016

Feature Story CDC now recommends just two HPV vaccine doses for preteens WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016 (The Washington Post)–Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two […]

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 […]

Get Screened for Hepatitis

Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Bo Aldigé speaking at the briefing. Photo credit: Ginny Robison, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. On Thursday May 19th, 2016,, as part of our Think About the Link® Campaign and to recognize Hepatitis Testing Day, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a briefing at Philadelphia City Hall, in partnership with the […]

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 […]

It's Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and a great time to re-start your New Year’s resolutions. It takes just 21 days to create a new habit, and your new healthy habit can help you prevent cancer. Up to 50 percent of all cancers diagnosed today are due to preventable causes. Help us spread the word […]