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Why I walk: To win one against cancer

Posted by Sandra L. Gehring on June 24th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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Like nearly every woman I know, my life is chock full of the shoulds. You know what I mean; “I should make interesting meals after I drag myself home from work every night,” or “I should do a couple more loads of laundry before I go to bed,” and “The dog looks so sad, I should take him for a long walk,” aka good old-fashioned guilt. Running is on my list of shoulds. I re-started running 10 ...

6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21

Posted by Jessie Edington, Development and Event Coordinator on May 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save the date for the 6th Annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. We are happy to announce registration is now open for the 2014 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. This year’s event will feature a scenic course around Nationals Park and the Capitol Riverfront, a chance to test your skills in the Nationals batting cages and information and cancer screenings provided by local medical professionals. We are thrilled ...

Best-ever Dialogue for Action!

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on March 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

Last week, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening on March 20 – 21 (pre-conference day: March 19), gathering a diverse group of cancer screening stakeholders from 33 states and the District of Columbia, 9 American Indian/Alaska tribes and organizations, Japan and Israel. Starting with Alan Thorson, M.D., Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc., from Omaha, NE, who encouraged participants to take practical actions to prevent colorectal cancer in their ...

Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on February 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., an internist and faculty member at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently studying ways to make that communication ...