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Congressman and Wife Probed

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lisa and Jim McGovern

It’s election season. Candidates across the country have been under a microscope, having every detail of their lives examined. Just a few short months ago, my husband – Congressman Jim McGovern – and I were being probed in a different way: by a colonoscope. More about that in a minute; first, let’s travel back in time a bit further…. Last year, both Jim and I turned fifty (yes, the big 5-0). Also, we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. HUGE milestones. So the ...

Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Back in the Center of Policy Debate

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
LisaHughes

For nearly a decade, the subject of embryonic stem cell research has been in the headlines. Harris poll results released over the weekend indicate that almost three quarters of adults surveyed are in favor of using embryonic stem cells left over from in vitro fertilization procedures to search for potential prevention or treatment of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other conditions. These poll results remain consistent with a similar survey released ...

The Beauty of Bipartisanship: Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Awards Luncheon

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on October 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Biskey

It was somewhere between the bells ringing for votes, running back and forth from my PowerPoint presentation to my salmon, Paula Zahn and multiple speakers stalling, when Congressman Mike Castle walked into an ornate Cannon Caucus Room. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson gave a presentation about him and what he has done that rang heartfelt and true.  It was supposed to be about Congressman Mike Castle’s Special Recognition Award by our Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, ...

Congratulations from Dr. Jill Biden

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
Jill Biden

Jill Biden, Ph.D. Second Lady of the United States Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on your 25thAnniversary! My husband Joe and I applaud your efforts and the leading role you play in both advocacy and prevention in the global fight against breast cancer and other preventable cancers.  Many of us involved in these efforts have lost a loved one to this disease – or seen a colleague or friend endure painful treatments in a long battle with ...