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Cancer Prevention Laurels: Celebrating 8 Years of Award Winners!

Posted by PCF Admin on October 7th, 2010 | No Comments »

Conferences / Foundation News - Each year for the past 8 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has presented Laurels awards to innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. This event began in 2003 as a means of both recognizing and celebrating leaders in cancer prevention. The laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit, and reward. In 2009, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable joined the Foundation as a co-sponsor of the awards. Again, at the 2011 Dialogue for Action™ on Colorectal Cancer Screening, we will honor people who show passion and dedication in their cancer prevention work. Let us look back at past Laurels awards recipients: 2010 Innovative Programs: Lina Jandorf, M.A. National Leadership: Laura Seeff, M.D. Advocacy: Susan Shinagawa 2009 Innovative Programs: Diane Dwyer, M.D. National Leadership: Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Advocacy: Joe Arite 2008 International Leadership:  Joseph Sung, M.D. National Leadership:  Claudia Baquet, M.D., M.P.H. Advocacy:  Anita Mitchell 2007 Innovative Programs:  Claudia Christensen, R.N., F.N.P., C.G.R.N. National Leadership:  David Lieberman, M.D. Advocacy:  Amy Kelly 2006 Outstanding Advocacy:  Barry Stein, Esq. Outstanding National Leadership:  Harold P. Freeman, M.D. Outstanding Public Service:  Linda Burhansstipanov, M.S.P.H . Honorary Cancer Prevention Laurel for Education Outreach: Foghorn Leghorn 2005 Dedication to Community Service:  Paul Limberg, M.D., M.P.H. National Leadership:  Richard Wender, M.D. Advocacy:  Dale Mintz, M.P.H. Dedication to Public Service:  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter 2004 Dedication to Public Service:  Nathaniel ...

The Beauty of Bipartisanship: Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Awards Luncheon

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on October 6th, 2010 | No Comments »

Advocacy / Events - It was somewhere between the bells ringing for votes, running back and forth from my PowerPoint presentation to my salmon, Paula Zahn and multiple speakers stalling, when Congressman Mike Castle walked into an ornate Cannon Caucus Room. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson gave a presentation about him and what he has done that rang heartfelt and true.  It was supposed to be about Congressman Mike Castle’s Special Recognition Award by our Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, ...

Breast Cancer Detection: An Expanding Array of Approaches

Posted by Rachel F. Brem, M.D. on October 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
Brem, Rachel

Regular Screening - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fortunately for us we have all become more aware of breast cancer partly because each and every one of us is personally affected by this disease that affects one in eight American women. Whether it be our sisters, neighbors, mothers, friends or colleagues we have all seen the impact breast cancer has on the individual and their family.  However, we have all also seen the triumphs of breast cancer. It ...

Congratulations from Dr. Jill Biden

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
Jill Biden

25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Jill Biden, Ph.D. Second Lady of the United States Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on your 25thAnniversary! My husband Joe and I applaud your efforts and the leading role you play in both advocacy and prevention in the global fight against breast cancer and other preventable cancers.  Many of us involved in these efforts have lost a loved one to this disease – or seen a colleague or friend endure painful treatments in a long battle with ...