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ICYMI: March 24, 2017

Feature Story Sometimes, Cancer Is Just Bad Luck THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (Bloomberg) — Don’t smoke. Wear sunscreen. Eat broccoli. Avoid couches? For decades, the public has been warned of the link between exposure to all sorts of toxins and cancer. But according to a new study published on Thursday in Science, two-thirds of the […]

ICYMI: December 2, 2016

Feature Story NOTE FROM THE PREVENT CANCER FOUNDATION®: The 21st Century Cures Act is meant to increase funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is critical. But rather than increase health funding, Congress wants to fulfill the goals of the Cures Act by taking money from […]

ICYMI: November 4, 2016

Feature Story Women’s cancer deaths expected to rise 60% by 2030 WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2016 (CNN)–The number of women dying worldwide from cancer is expected to rise to 5.5 million by 2030, roughly the equivalent population of Denmark, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Those numbers would be an increase of […]

Breast cancer awareness from Shreveport to the South Pacific

When October comes around, I think we can all agree that the world around us turns pink—but the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grant recipients work year-round to increase breast health education and breast cancer screening. From providing mammograms to women across Nevada to hosting innovative educational sessions in Louisiana and spreading awareness in American Samoa, […]

Cancer Prevention Leaders Honored at the 24th Annual Congressional Families Awards Luncheon

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held its 24th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon on September 22 on Capitol Hill. The Program’s signature event recognizes leaders in cancer prevention, bringing together a bipartisan group of supporters. This year’s theme, Screening Matters, emphasized the importance of getting recommended cancer screenings to increase your chances […]

Working at the Community Level to Prevent Breast Cancer

It’s the pink-est time of the year! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our community grant awardees are helping diverse communities across the country increase breast health awareness and cancer screening. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, it is critical we break down women’s barriers to screening and […]

2015 Community Grant Awardees Announced

Six communities will now get the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection programs, thanks to Prevent Cancer Foundation grants. The grants will enable the communities to educate specific demographics on various preventable or early detectable cancers and HPV. Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded grants to 40 projects in 26 states, tribes […]

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 […]

Let’s celebrate life! (¡Celebremos la vida!)

¡Celebremos la vida! breast and cervical cancer program translates to “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Through this program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be able to offer free comprehensive education and screening in a setting that is culturally appropriate and nurturing to women in need. Cancer survival stories like Silvia’s* are the reason that we […]

Cancer Queens Use “Edutainment” to Promote Screening and Awareness

Envision a group of women donning feather boas and rhinestone tiaras, dancing to the sound of “The Loco-motion” while singing the lyrics, “Every woman needs this lifesavin’ test now. Come on baby, go and get your Pap smear.” These 10 lovely ladies are a part of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical […]