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Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant Bolsters Cervical Cancer Education

Posted by PCF Admin on September 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
A promotora de salud (health advisor) discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) during a CAA session.

Outreach / Regular Screening - Helping people get educated and take an active role in their health care can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to cervical cancer. While nearly 4,210 deaths are expected from cervical cancer this year in the United States, as many as 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening and proper follow-up care. Of the populations studied, Hispanic women are particularly at risk for this cancer. It is estimated that the incidence of cervical cancer among Hispanic women in the U.S. is about 70 percent higher than those in non-Hispanic whites (American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2009-2011). With this disparity in mind, Emory University School of Medicine developed ¡Con Amor Aprendemos! (CAA), “With Love We Learn,” a culturally sensitive educational program focusing on Hispanic families and addressing concerns about human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, including its transmission and its relationship to cervical cancer. To help promote awareness about cervical cancer screening and HPV modes of transmission, Prevent Cancer Foundation funded a two-year grant benefiting CAA to help them develop multi-media educational materials and train promotoras de salud (health advisors) who are active in the Hispanic faith-based communities. These advisors can then conduct the CAA ...

“Team Alan” Remembers a Loved One and Celebrates Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Foundation News - The formation of teams is new to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K and one of the teams formed this year is “Team Alan” in memory of Alan Matz, a retired senior chief in the Navy and former NASA engineer. Kelli Mitchell, girlfriend of Anthony Matz, Alan’s son, formed Team Alan in memory of this remarkable man, who lost his battle to liver cancer in August of this year. “We wanted to start walking and incorporating exercise into ...

A Dialogue Can Change Survivorship

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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Jasmine Greenamyer, MPH Vice President, Colon Cancer Alliance “I know I speak for many different stakeholders when I say that the state and American Indian/Alaska Native Dialogue for Action conferences on colorectal cancer were influential momentum changers. The Foundation facilitates a process that helps state and community leaders strategically develop and implement impactful initiatives. Furthermore, I love going to national Dialogue for Action conferences where I get to see patient advocates, nurses, doctors, insurers, academia and the ...

David Tutera Stands Up to Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 17th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - WE tv star and Prevent Cancer Foundation board member David Tutera is being featured in the upcoming Life & Style section of USA Today Weekend discussing the joy of giving. Tutera explained, “I try to be active in a few charities that have meaning and where I feel I can make a difference.” One of those organizations is the Prevent Cancer Foundation , which he’s been involved with for 10 years. Cancer prevention and early detection hit home ...