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We Need a Hero in the Fight Against Cancer!

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to be a partner in the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. Breakaway from Cancer raises awareness about the resources the coalition’s members provide to the public, including information about cancer prevention, support during treatment, insurance assistance, and survivorship. As part of the campaign, we will be honoring Individuals from four communities in California during the2012 Amgen Tour of California.  You can now nominate yourselves or others to be a Breakaway from Cancer® ...

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control ...

CAMR Support Key to Advancing Regenerative Medicine

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on January 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Those of us working in policy and advocacy understand that coalitions organized around specific issues can be an effective way of leveraging diverse expertise and resources to impact an issue. Prevent Cancer works with multiple coalitions, and has led and participated in efforts as diverse as raising awareness about colorectal cancer and access to screening coverage, increasing funding for medical research, and ensuring quality health care for all individuals. Since 2001, Prevent Cancer Foundation has been ...

Amgen Tour Hosting Courageous Rider Jersey Design Contest

Posted by Meghan Keane, Public Affairs, Policy & Advocacy Associate on January 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Have you ever dreamed of participating in a charity bicycle tour, only to realize that you can’t bike 6 miles, let alone 600? Breakaway from Cancer is allowing people of all ages and physical abilities to participate in its Amgen Tour of California without breaking a sweat by participating in its design contest. Prevent Cancer Foundation is a proud partner in Breakaway from Cancer. Contestants ages 18 and older are invited to submit original designs ...