Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Why Don’t We Take Tanning as Seriously as Tobacco?

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

Prevention - This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care by Sherry Pagoto, PhD. In 2009, upon review of the science on tanning beds and cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer assigned tanning beds a class 1 carcinogen, joining tobacco and asbestos in the highest classification of harm. In spite of this development, skin cancer rates have steadily climbed over the last 3 decades. Rising prevalence is seen especially in young women, with an 8-fold increase since 1970.

The 5K Introduced me to Cancer Prevention

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on May 19th, 2015 | No Comments »

5k - Aside from countless hours of practice, performing at basketball games and perfecting our national’s routines, it was always an important goal of the American University Dance Team to give back. As a team member, every year we searched for local fundraisers to participate in. Since everyone is impacted by cancer we were excited when we found the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 5K.

Breakaway from Cancer Turns 10

Posted by Jeanne EllinportJeanne Ellinport on May 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be a part of the Amgen Tour of California’s Breakaway from Cancer raising awareness of each stage of cancer (or prevention of cancer) and early detection to all tour festival goers.

The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and ...