Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

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

Posted by Rebecca Evans on May 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - 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 to have Helen Moreau, President and CEO of The Midtown Group and Jerry FitzGerald, member of Prevent Cancer's Board of Directors, serving as the 2014 5k Walk/Run Co-Chairs. This year we have partnered with Rallybound to create a registration platform that is user-friendly for participants as well as donors. When you register as a participant, you are automatically set up with a personal fundraising headquarters where you can manage different aspects of your fundraising such as setting a goal, promoting your participation to family and friends via social media or sending emails to potential donors. As a donor, you have the option to donate to a specific fundraiser or team or make a general donation to Prevent Cancer through a quick donation page. Register for the Prevent Cancer ...

It’s always sunny in California

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - My favorite time of the year is on its way. Summer. Beach trips, pool parties and hiking were how I spent my summers growing up in California. Now that I’ve made you want to vacation in California, here are some sun safety tips I learned after spending 25 years on the Pacific Coast. In California, like in many beach communities, tanning is a part of the culture. And that was my first goal every summer. Summer always ...

Medicare panel recommends against payment for CT lung screening tests

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on May 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was discouraged to learn that a nine-member Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) determined at the end of April that they could not justify having the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pay for annual low dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans to detect early lung cancer in former and current heavy smokers. Spiral CT scans detect lung cancer in its early stages and are expected to drop lung ...

In honor of National Women’s Health Week

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on May 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Today marks two occasions: Mother’s Day and the beginning of National Women’s Health Week, a week devoted to educating women about how to live longer and healthier lives. One in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The three most common cancers among women - breast, lung and colorectal - will take the lives of over 136,370 women in this year alone. Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week by talking about ...