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Community grantees promote cancer prevention through HPV vaccination

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is supporting two statewide projects to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates through its Community Grants Program. HPV is the leading cause of several cancers including cervical, oropharyngeal, anal and more, making this vaccine a critical tool in the fight against cancer. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the […]

Set up your kids for a healthy future

The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Childhood obesity rates are on the rise and current reports suggest that by 2030, half of all Americans will be obese. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third […]

Preventing Cancer, While they Prevent Fires

Firefighters put their lives on the line everyday to keep their communities safe. On top of putting themselves at risk of injury, they also expose themselves to dangerous carcinogens that can lead to cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation was honored to step in and help a West Virginia fire department purchase protective gear to reduce […]

Plan a Fun & Healthy Mother’s Day

Show mom you care this weekend by planning a fun and healthy Mother’s Day! Don’t resort back to your bad habits of overindulging in food and limiting your movement. What better way to show mom some love than by taking care of her health? Research shows that up to 50 percent of cancers diagnosed today […]

Set Your Kids Up for a Healthy Future

Life today moves very quickly and we are always looking for the latest quick fix or new gadget to make our lives easier. But cancer doesn’t work that way. It’s a chronic disease that develops slowly over time and can be the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. Research shows that one-third of all cancers diagnosed […]

ICYMI: April 22, 2016

Feature Story 5 Tips to Prevent Cancers You Didn’t Know Were Caused by Viruses WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (Everyday Health) — Scientists are continually searching for the next big breakthrough in cancer research. But so much of what has already been discovered on how to reduce cancer risk is not being put into practice. More […]

Promising Research to Find Colorectal Cancer Early

This year, 135,000 people will be told they have colorectal cancer, and 50,000 people will pass away from this disease. To reduce the number of people affected by colorectal cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has invested millions of dollars into understanding how colorectal cancer develops and how it can be detected early. Funding research is […]

March Means Colorectal Cancer Prevention

March doesn’t just mean warmer weather and flowers sprouting, it’s also time to celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. Join us by becoming your own health advocate and encouraging others around you to reduce their risk for […]

Document Your Family’s Health History

On Valentine’s Day, many people across the world will demonstrate their love for each other with jewelry, flowers, chocolate and other tokens of appreciation. At the Foundation, we encourage you to also take some time to demonstrate love for your relatives by documenting your family’s health history. You share genes with your relatives and may […]

American Cancer Society Releases New Mammography Guidelines

We commend the American Cancer Society (ACS) for recognizing that breast cancer often does not wait until age 50 to strike and women in their 40s do need annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation will continue to recommend that women begin annual mammography screening at age 40 with no barriers to access or cost-sharing.  It […]