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The “can’t miss” cancer screening conference of 2014

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 8th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening March 20 - 21, 2014 Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Come to Dialogue for Action™, an annual national conference in Baltimore’s historic inner harbor that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders committed to realizing the lifesaving potential of cancer screening for all communities. If you have yet to attend a Dialogue, then March 20 – 21, 2014, is your chance to: Engage in timely discussions on cancer screening, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, disparities, modalities, controversies in the media, patient engagement and more. Dialogue with prominent speakers. Network with colleagues in the diverse cancer screening community and explore opportunities for collaboration. Join in lively and instructive pre-conference activities on Wednesday, March 19. Dialogue for Action covers the mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings for colorectal, cervical and breast cancers screenings in addition to issues related to other cancer screenings (such as lung, prostate and skin). This year’s Dialogue for Action will feature panels on: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Rising to the Opportunity Right-Sizing Cancer Screening Reducing Disparities in Cancer Screening Primary Care in Transition Frontiers in Cancer Screening Modalities Having the Conversation: Doctors and Patients on Cancer Screening and Prevention Cancer Screening Controversies in the Media Plus, Peter L. Levin, PhD, our keynote, will give a lively talk ...

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Promoting music and sun safety

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - On September 21, a group of our young staff members had the opportunity to represent the Prevent Cancer Foundation at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, an annual music festival that attracts between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees of all ages. FreeFest is unusual in that the tickets are free though the event features major headlining bands, making it one of the must-see festivals on the East Coast. This year’s diverse lineup included pop sensations Robin Thicke ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation provides Cancer Insurance Checklist as a tool for patients

Posted by Tina Safavie, External Affairs Intern on October 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - In response to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and introduction of the healthcare marketplace, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has partnered with the Cancer Support Community and 18 other advocacy groups to create the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This checklist was designed to guide patients in choosing an affordable insurance plan suiting their specific health needs. The list specifically assists patients facing cancer, with a history of cancer or at an increased risk for cancer. The ...

I’ll admit it: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is pretty super

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The Super Colon - On September 29, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ made its way to Nationals Park for the annual Prevent Cancer 5k/Walk Run. 450 runners and walkers stepped through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon, exploring (and sometimes yanking at) various colon disorders. It was the making of nightmares for one little girl whose father had to drag her in (“This is for your health!”), but most visitors left knowledgeable albeit slightly horrified. Eighty-six percent of the visitors ...