Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Keep calm and check ’em

Posted by Lisa Berry on December 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
Jessica Karlsruher

Early Detection - 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. As the Development Director at the Testicular Foundation (TCF), I started to think, “How do I do my job? What makes me so passionate about the work TCF does?” The answer is that every hour a young male is diagnosed testicular cancer, and we lose a man every day that could be saved. It is also that I have been around testicular cancer survivors and have heard their stories. I know that most of them didn’t think cancer would happen to them. They thought having a swollen ball was funny or that back pain was nothing and it would just go away.

Cancer Prevention in 7 Languages: Spotlight on 2014 Community Grantee

Posted by Erica Childs-Warner on December 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Erica Childs Warner

Community Outreach - Thanks to a Prevent Cancer Foundation 2014 community grant, several groups of underserved women in New Hampshire will learn about basic cancer facts, the latest cancer screening guidelines and how to access low-cost screening programs. Community presentations will be available in seven different languages: Spanish, Nepali, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, American Sign Language and English.

Dialogue For Action Registration is open!

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on December 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Registration for the 2015 Dialogue For Action™: Expanding Access Through Innovation is now open! This can’t-miss cancer screening conference will focus on increasing access to health care, technology, big data, patient engagement and more. Our dynamic speakers will lead you through state-of-the art presentations and answer your questions—and you will have plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with them and your fellow participants.

Building on opportunities in cancer research

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges in the coming year, as we stand at a critical juncture for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ...