Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits San Francisco

Posted by PCF Admin on May 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Asian Heritage Festival

Outreach / The Super Colon - May 15 (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The Foundation is thrilled to be working with the California Department of Public Health Colon Cancer Control Program to bring the “Prevent Cancer’s SuperColon” to San Francisco for the first time. The exhibit raises awareness about the importance of early colon cancer detection and encourages visitors to get screened for the disease. It shows you healthy colon tissues, as well as polyps at various stages. Unlike many other cancers, colon cancer is “Preventable, Treatable and Beatable” with proper screening. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon will appear at the sixth annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco’s Civic Center on Larkin Street between the Asian Art Museum on Grove Street to Little Saigon at Ellis Street.

Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
Actor Patrick Dempsey, Senior Directior Lisa Hughes in Sacramento.

Outreach - Bo Aldigé, Lisa Hughes, and myself are thrilled to be heading out to the Amgen Tour of California next week as part of the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness of the comprehensive array of resources available to cancer patients – from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. As part of the initiative we will be crisscrossing California helping to spread the Foundation's important messages through ...

Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean for Prevention?

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 28th, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - On March 21, 2010 the House of Representatives passed legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that will make changes to our country’s healthcare system.  This legislation was signed into law by the President. There are many provisions that will have a positive impact on cancer prevention.   Several of them have been long-standing policy priorities for the Foundation and our Advocacy Action Center members.  These cancer prevention victories include: The bill requires health insurance plans, including ...

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has been on the national scene for the past 25 years and during that time, the Foundation has advocated for national legislation, promoted cancer prevention at the National Institutes of Health and even helped proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. However, the Foundation also understands the importance of community outreach and has developed several programs to reach local groups and everyday people with life-saving tools for cancer prevention and early ...