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Actor Ernie Hudson to serve as national spokesperson for Think About the Link®

About Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson is best known for his role in the 1984 cult classic, Ghostbusters; however few fans know him as two-time cancer survivor. Hudson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, and with rectal cancer in 2011. In both cases, screening caught his cancer early, making treatment more effective. Hudson has always […]

Preventing liver cancer: What you can do for your liver this month

You’ve probably noticed October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know this month is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? Liver cancer is the fastest-rising cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the second-leading cause of cancer death globally. As we prepare to enter a new decade, you can take simple steps now […]

If only…

It was that time of year again. The time of year that most women dread…the annual well-woman check-up. The oh-so-uncomfortable Pap test. Some women dread it so much they skip their exams—or even worse, don’t even schedule one. But not me…I went every year.   One year was a little different. The nurse asked me if […]

Webinar: Hepatitis Prevention, Testing, and Treatment as Liver Cancer Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is joining the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors’ (NASTAD) Hepatitis Testing Partnership for a webinar tomorrow, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET! The webinar, titled Hepatitis Prevention, Testing, and Treatment as Liver Cancer Prevention, will explore the connection between liver cancer and viral hepatitis, and examine how hepatitis […]

Take the pledge: Health care professionals commit to talking to patients about HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is calling on health care professionals to take the pledge to talk to their patients about getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Foundation launched the digital pledge as part of the Think About […]

Celebrity Big Brother winner and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur wants you to Think About the Link® between HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs Prevent Cancer Foundation lisa.berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA –Celebrity Big Brother winner and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur is partnering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation® to raise awareness of the link between the human papillomavirus—also known as HPV—and cancer. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think […]

Yep Roc Records Signs Alejandro Escovedo

HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA — Yep Roc Records proudly announces the signing of acclaimed Texas singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. Currently working on material for his Yep Roc debut anticipated for 2018, Escovedo will headline the Think About the Link® 12-city tour beginning January 13, in Austin, Texas. A full list of dates is below. In partnership with Prevent Cancer […]

Broadway star and Tony Award-winner wants you to Think About the Link® between viruses and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin 703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today released a national public service announcement (PSA) featuring actress and Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think About the Link®, an education campaign about the connection between certain viruses and cancer. Winokur was just […]

Vaccines can lower your cancer risk

There are vaccines available to reduce your risk of developing cancer and National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is the perfect time to learn how these vaccines can protect you and your loved ones from deadly diseases. Hepatitis B and the human papillomavirus (HPV) are common viruses that can lead to cancer. Most people infected with […]

Back-to-school vaccinations

For most families, back-to-school means it’s time to head back to the doctor. The start of the school year is a helpful reminder to visit your health care professional to get your yearly physical and address any health problems you haven’t had checked yet. For kids and teens, it’s also a good time to get […]