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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend, former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan. As the longest-serving member of Congress in history, Congressman Dingell was a champion for affordable and accessible health care for all, presiding over the House vote that approved Medicare in 1965 and playing an […]

ICYMI: November 13, 2015

Feature Story Found too late: Cancer preys on rural Americans THURSDAY, November 12, 2015 (USA Today) — In the home of the blues, amid dying towns, gravel backroads and endless Mississippi Delta farmland, cancer grows, spreads and kills mercilessly — even the types that can be caught or stopped with well-known screening tests. Here, 73-year-old Ruby […]

Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as […]