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Join us in Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by PCF Admin on March 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On Wednesday, March 28, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy want you to make your voice heard in Congress in support of HR. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania would, if passed, correct a provision in current Medicare coverage policy that subjects older Americans to coinsurance if a polyp is removed during a routine screening. Currently, screening colonoscopy is fully covered under Medicare, with no co-pay or coinsurance. This makes sense. Colonoscopy is a highly effective screening method that can actually prevent cancer as well as find it in its earliest stages. However, once a polyp is removed during a screening, the procedure becomes diagnostic, subjecting an individual to an unexpected and costly coinsurance charge. This does NOT make sense. While this bill applies to Medicare health insurance, Medicare coverage is often a standard that private and state health insurance plans follow as a model. So what can you do? Call your Member of Congress on March 28. The phone number is 866-615-3375 and the call is free of charge.  You’ll be greeted by an operator with instructions on what will happen, ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Fish Tacos

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 16th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Grilled Fish Tacos

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare coleslaw (Step 2) up to 4 hours ahead. Recipe Description: Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the ...

Annual Spring Gala Raises $1.4 Million for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director of Development on March 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, was held on Friday, March 9 under the gracious patronage of His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager. The event raised over $1.4 million in support of cancer research and screening programs for women in underserved communities. [caption id="attachment_6732" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ambassador and Mrs. Sager with Swiss Embassy staff and a guest"][/caption] Congressman Michael Oxley (R-OH) was ...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit ScreeningSaves.org

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Education - The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website ScreeningSaves.org brings together organizations and individuals to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and to encourage those who are at risk to get screened. Here are the top five reasons why YOU should check out Screening Saves: Learn about colorectal cancer. Over 143,000 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2012. Yet, it is preventable, treatable and beatable! Visit the site to learn about colorectal cancer prevention, ...