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It’s World Hepatitis Day

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Today marks the 6th Annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD). A day where groups from across the globe come together to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its connection to liver cancer. Did you know Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer if left untreated? At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we are focusing our efforts around the prevention of Hep B and Hep C because of this connection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 5 million Americans, or about 2 percent of the population, are chronically infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or both. Yet, it is estimated that 65 and 75 percent of those living with viral hepatitis are unaware of their infection. Furthermore, more than 30 percent of infected individuals will develop cirrhosis, end stage liver disease or liver cancer.

Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on July 27th, 2015 | No Comments »

Prevention - The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun exposure and Vitamin D. Everyone needs to know and understand the risks of too much sun exposure as skin cancer ...

Looking towards the 2016 Dialogue for Action conference

Posted by Karen Peterson on July 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Next year’s “can’t miss” Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening will take place April 6 – 8, 2016, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. The conference will build on this year’s successes: bringing together a mix of medical and public health professionals of all types, policy advocates, educators, researchers, payers, survivors and those in technology fields to discuss, dialogue and learn from each other about cancer screening. Participants came from: 37 states and the ...

2015 Community Grant Awardees Announced

Posted by Erica Childs Warner on July 17th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Six communities will now get the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection programs, thanks to Prevent Cancer Foundation grants. The grants will enable the communities to educate specific demographics on various preventable or early detectable cancers and HPV. Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded grants to 40 projects in 26 states, tribes and territories. The Community Grants program awards funds to community programs that: