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Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It was found early and removed before it became cancerous so you are relieved… until you get your bill. You now ...

NYC aims to make tobacco less visible to customers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A proposed bill aims to keep smoking at bay by restricting cigarette displays in New York City’s convenience stores. The recommended policy comes from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and would require merchants to keep tobacco products out of sight. A second aim of the bill is to ban coupons and buy-one-get-one-free promotions on tobacco products. Kurt M. Ribisl, a professor at the University of North Carolina and tobacco marketing expert, believes that the ...

Make your voice heard to remove barriers to colorectal cancer screening tomorrow

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, during which organizations and individuals around the country come together to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable. Please join this national awareness effort tomorrow Wednesday, March 20, when Prevent Cancer Foundation and our partners Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, Colon Cancer Alliance and the American College of Gastroenterology will come together ...

Retiring Senate champion introduces legislation to keep our children healthy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Senator Tom Harkin (IA) recently announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014, ending a tenure of public service that began in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, followed by election to the U.S. Senate in 1984. Senator Harkin can be cited as a champion of many important health issues – the Americans with Disabilities Act, embryonic stem cell research and medical research funding – to name just ...