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It’s time to shine the spotlight on prevention

Did you know that up to 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable? That’s half of all cases! While not all cancers can be prevented, there’s a lot you can do now to lower your risk of getting cancer in the future. February is Cancer Prevention Month, so all month long we are shining the […]

Cancer prevention at ASCO 2018

That’s the question I was expecting to get at the  American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) annual conference in Chicago. My co-worker, Kim, attended in 2017, and as she prepared me for this year’s event, she emphasized that many visitors to our booth were skeptical about preventing cancer. Fast-forward one year later and there was […]

Join Dr. Kristi Funk, breast surgeon to the stars, at the Prevent Cancer Foundation's 2016 Dialogue for Action®

While I’m known for caring for some high-profile patients such as Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, my career goal is to ensure that all women, regardless of circumstance or ability to pay, are receiving high-quality breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment. So many women are uninsured or unable to pay for health care—as a result, […]

The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative […]

Don’t Miss Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro at DFA 2015

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro as the keynote speakers for the 2015 Dialogue for Action conference. Are you interested in how big data is transforming the traditional health care system? If so, join Pat Keran, the Senior Director of Innovation, Research and Development at UnitedHealth Group, as […]

6 Exercise Activities for You and Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is usually all about chocolate, candy, jewelry and flowers. This February change it up and add a healthy twist to your date plans. Research has shown that maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly can prevent many cancers and reduce other health risks. Exercising with your sweetheart is a fun way to spend […]

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Did You Know… – cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? – three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? – the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? – the African-American […]

Lessons Learned at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

This post was originally published here by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, it is imperative for me to keep abreast of the latest research in prevention and early detection. Because we are often contacted by newly-diagnosed GI cancer patients, it is also vital that I […]

Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards – Nominations are open!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is now requesting nominations for our annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 26, 2015. The Prevent Cancer Foundation created the Cancer Prevention Laurels in 2003 to recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. The laurel is an […]

Keep calm and check ’em

We hear so much in the marketplace about breast cancer, but very little about testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35, and it is 99 percent treatable if caught in its early stages. But just as most men procrastinate about their health, I originally procrastinated writing this blog post. […]