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One Visit in a Tanning Bed Increases Your Chance of Cancer by 57 Percent

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Tanning beds can be easier to find on college campuses than fast food. Colleges and universities in the United States are making tanning accessible and convenient for students. Some colleges provide indoor tanning beds on campus or in housing complexes, which often accept campus cash cards as payment. Colleges and universities are using indoor tanning as a “perk” for college students.

Reconnecting at ASCO 2015

Posted by Kerry McAuliffe on June 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded nearly 450 early career scientists with grants and fellowships in cancer prevention and early detection over the past 30 years. We had the pleasure of meeting one of those scientists over the weekend at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. This conference brings together oncology professionals from around the world to discuss the latest in treatments, therapies and research. We enjoy attending every year to ...

Breakaway from Cancer Turns 10

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on May 18th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be a part of the Amgen Tour of California’s Breakaway from Cancer raising awareness of each stage of cancer (or prevention of cancer) and early detection to all tour festival goers.

Who are you here for?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on October 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Who are you here for? Those were the words that thousands of participants wore on their shirts at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge held this past weekend in picturesque Lewiston, Maine. The Dempsey Challenge is sponsored by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer. Breakaway from Cancer is a partnership of four nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, ...

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