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High-fives and Health Care at the Iowa State Fair

Posted by Lisa Han on September 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Iowa State Fair was never a place I imagined visiting. But last week I found myself in the Farm Bureau tent at the Prevent Cancer Foundation and John Stoddard Cancer Center’s Health Awareness and Cancer Screening Booth. This is the ninth year the Foundation has been a part of the Fair. In the middle of an abundance of fried and sugary snacks, and a stream of presidential hopefuls biting into pork chops, shaking hands ...

Modeling for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Chaseedaw Giles on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today's post was written by Chaseedaw Giles, the creator of the Alive Again fashion show. While backstage at a DC Fashion Week runway show in 2013, I overheard a fellow model talking about how her hair was just starting to grow back. She was a cancer survivor, but you wouldn’t know unless she told you. I am a survivor of childhood cancer and meeting another young, vibrant survivor pursuing her passions inspired me to make an ...

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

Posted by Monique Smaby on June 17th, 2015 | No Comments »

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 »

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 ...

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