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Striking a Balance

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on October 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
ASCO Panel

Cancer is a terrible disease. That is why our organization has been focused on research and education in prevention for 25 years, and why we continue to fund research, education and screening directed towards prevention, risk reduction and screening. And while a cancer diagnosis is devastating, there is a strong support system that exists for patients through a network of non-profit organizations. Prevent Cancer Foundation has joined with Amgen, the Cancer Support Community, the Patient Advocate Foundation and ...

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 »
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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 »
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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, ...