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Starting early: Reaching young women with breast health information

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on December 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide is designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions. First released in 2008 and developed in partnership with the Howard University Cancer Center, this easy-to-use educational tool has been recently updated and follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The facilitator’s guide has step-by-step instructions for diverse activities as well as all necessary forms, sample tests and FAQs to make it easy to implement the activities with groups ...

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives

Posted by Mary Vivo, Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center on November 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado is a recipient of a 2012 Community Grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This grant enables volunteers and staff to work year-round to provide community outreach through women’s wellness education and information about low-cost health services. This work encourages at-risk and low-income women to schedule preventive care and understand risk factors and lifestyle choices for avoiding cancer. The grant funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation helps the ...

Young Adult Cancers: Making a Difference with Tomorrow’s Doctors

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Dr. Anthony Audino of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital talks about the L.E.A.P. (Learning, Education, Awareness, Prevention) adolescent and young adult (AYA) Cancer Program, funded through the Prevent Cancer Foundation 2012 Community Grants program,to increase education and training for awareness and recognition of AYA cancers at both public and professional levels. Q: What is considered adolescent and young adult cancer? A: The definition of the adolescent and young adult cancer patient has evolved over time and ...

Powwow for Hope Increases Cancer Prevention Education

Posted by Kris Rhodes, Executive Director, American Indian Cancer Foundation on August 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_7739" align="alignright" width="300"] Powwow for Hope attendees singing and drumming in support of cancer prevention and early detection.[/caption] With support from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and other sponsors, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) organized the Powwow for Hope: dancing for life, love & hope. This powwow created a positive, culturally appropriate environment to honor and support cancer survivors, caregivers and families impacted by cancer and to increase cancer awareness and prevention education for American ...