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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 ...

2012 Amgen Tour of California – A movable feast for the mind, body and spirit.

Posted by Bob Baker on June 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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If I could design the perfect event that combines two of my biggest passions, cycling and raising awareness, the Amgen Tour of California is it! Having the opportunity to follow America’s premier bike race for four days as part of the Breakaway from Cancer campaign was such a treat on so many different levels. It was like eating a seven-course meal of delicious food and still having room for dessert. [caption id="attachment_7256" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(From L. ...

Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group ...

Meet Bob Baker – A Breakaway from Cancer Champion

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on April 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is a partner in Breakaway from Cancer , a campaign founded in 2005 to highlight the resources available to the public through four national partner organizations in prevention through survivorship, including the Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The campaign also celebrates the passion, and impact through advocacy that survivors and caregivers can have. This year, you can help us choose the four individuals that we will ...