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Quality of Americans’ health will fall if Congress goes off the cliff

Posted by Meghan Keane, Public Affairs Policy & Advocacy Associate on December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Over the past several weeks, the term “fiscal cliff” has become a household term. It seems as if you can’t turn on the evening news, pick up a newspaper, or check your Twitter newsfeed without hearing about it.  The political landscape changes daily, no hourly, about compromises and standoffs.  As the Policy and Advocacy Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I can honestly say that I understand your pain, America. Over the past few months ...

Lung cancer – In search of a voice

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung cancer claims the lives of more people than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined, yet it receives the least amount of public attention, legislative action and research funding than other common cancers. One reason for the neglect of lung cancer issues is that lung cancer survival rates are low, leaving behind a scarce number of survivors to give a voice to the cause. The stigma of lung cancer as a self-inflicted disease is the ...

Your Votes Have Been Cast – How Will the Results Impact Cancer Prevention?

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Last week, our country elected President Barrack Obama to a second term as President, the entire US House of Representatives and 1/3 of the US Senate. These newly elected officials – some new and some returning – will be sworn in early in 2013 and begin the business of governing our country. The balance of power will remain almost exactly the same. This likely means that the President’s Affordable Care Act will continue to be enacted ...

Support Legislation Making Improvements to USPSTF

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on August 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Be an Advocate for Prevention — Help build support for legislation making improvements to the US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines (USPSTF) Setting Processes. Determining evidence-based screening guidelines for individuals and providers is a critical part of cancer prevention.  Many professional and voluntary health organizations have rigorous guideline setting processes within their area of expertise and develop and review screening recommendations regularly to keep pace with the changing medical and scientific landscapes. There is also a Federal entity ...