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ICYMI: December 23, 2016

NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation® will be closed next week for the holiday season. ICYMI will return to your inbox on Friday, January 6, 2017. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year! Feature Story Fallopian tubes may have big role in ovarian cancer fight TUESDAY, December 20, 2016 (CNN) — […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICYMI: December 11, 2015

Feature Story Research making progress on why young non-smokers get lung cancer SATURDAY, December 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — It was just a tiny bump behind Corey Wood’s right eye, but her doctor was concerned. The college senior and marathon runner felt fine, but a full-body scan revealed that she had Stage 4 lung […]

Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun […]

Say No to Indoor Tanning Beds. Know More. Do Better.

This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care. I CONFESS… I went to a tanning bed before attending a destination wedding, thinking I was getting a “base coat” that would prevent me from getting a sunburn.

Tanning bed lamps will now carry more warnings

FDA adds stricter warnings to tanning bed lamps The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified ultraviolet (UV) tanning lamps from class I (general controls) to class II (special controls) which will carry stricter regulations. Previously, tanning beds were regulated as “low-risk” devices. They will now carry […]

Tanning Beds Directly Correlate to Skin Cancer

A major European study by the International Prevention Research Institute in France recently found extremely high rates of melanoma in young users of indoor tanning beds. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is strongly correlated with exposure to UV light. A number of studies conducted in northern European nations all concluded that […]

Teens Banned from New York Tanning Beds

New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law on July 16 prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by children ages 16 and younger. The law also requires 17 year olds to obtain parental consent before using indoor tanning beds. Indoor tanning beds increase the risk of developing skin cancer and expose skin to […]

As Melanoma Rates Increase, So Do Survival Rates

According to an analysis spanning four decades in Minnesota, there is good news and bad news when it comes to skin cancer. From 1970 to 1979 and 2000 to 2009, the incidence of cutaneous melanoma increased but the death risk from melanoma decreased. Although that study may not reflect the entire country, other research from […]