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When it comes to fighting cancer, we’re all on the same team

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost part of Michigan to see one of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees in action. Joining me in their home state to visit McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital were fellow congressional spouses and members of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, Colleen Ochoa Peters (wife […]

Let’s talk about lungs: Building awareness across the nation

After the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time for another type of cancer to take the spotlight: lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women and is responsible for 14 percent of all new cancer cases—so our fight is far from over. […]

Sharon Y. Eubanks honored for her leadership in tobacco control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Sharon Y. Eubanks, Of Counsel at The Henderson Firm, with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award. The award was presented on November 5, 2018, at the 15th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease. […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® visits McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of $25,000 grant for lung cancer prevention program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services. McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about […]

Department of Housing and Urban Development moves to protect residents from secondhand smoke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its final rule to protect residents in public housing facilities from secondhand smoke exposure. In the rule, HUD ordered all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to implement smoke-free rules by July 31 of this year. More […]

Quantitative Imaging Workshop tackles questions resulting from new screening capabilities

Prevent Cancer Foundation® signature event takes on new issues as lung cancer imaging improves FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Hanna 703-837-3692 Lisa.Hanna@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.— When screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans, detection of lung nodules is critically important, as a small fraction of these nodules may be cancer.  In order to assess this, […]

Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? New study aims to find out

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been growing in popularity the past few years, especially among teenagers who have never smoked regular cigarettes. The fun and fruity flavors of e-cigarettes, along with the perception that they are a healthier way to smoke, has enticed young non-smokers to pick up the habit. Though likely less toxic than traditional […]

ICYMI: May 5, 2017

Feature Story House Narrowly Passes GOP Health Care Bill By the slimmest of margins, the House of Representatives passed the Republican plan to replace Obamacare Thursday afternoon, sending the measure to a skeptical Senate where it is almost certain to change shape. Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213, just one […]

ICYMI: April 28, 2017

Feature Story When to Tell Daughters About a Genetic Breast Cancer Risk THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (The New York Times) — When Angela Durden found out that she had tested positive for the breast cancer gene mutation, she decided to share the information with her daughter, Alexis, who was 14 at the time. That meant […]

ICYMI: March 10, 2017

Feature Story Gene activity in the nose may signal lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (Fox News) — Genetic changes in the cells lining the inside of the nose might someday help doctors diagnose lung cancer, a recent study suggests. “The idea that you don’t have to sample the disease tissue but can diagnose presence […]