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Subcommittee on Health holds “21st Century Cures” hearing

Posted by Jennifer DeMarco, External Affairs Intern on June 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Recently, the House Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss “21st Century Cures: the Role of Incentives in Advancing Treatments and Cures for Patients.” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) expressed their eagerness to address issues surrounding the introduction and accessibility of innovative treatments. Representative Upton noted that “we lack effective treatments for almost 95 percent of known diseases and over 95 ...

Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part II

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! This is Part II of her ...

Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part I

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Read Part I of Andrea’s ...

Tanning bed lamps will now carry more warnings

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

FDA adds stricter warnings to tanning bed lamps The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified ultraviolet (UV) tanning lamps from class I (general controls) to class II (special controls) which will carry stricter regulations. Previously, tanning beds were regulated as “low-risk” devices. They will now carry a black box (which is the FDA’s strongest warning) that inform consumers of the risks of indoor tanning. These warnings will ...