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Senator Chuck Schumer works to protect kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. Senator Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are ...

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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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 ...

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It was found early and removed before it became cancerous so you are relieved… until you get your bill. You now ...

NYC aims to make tobacco less visible to customers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A proposed bill aims to keep smoking at bay by restricting cigarette displays in New York City’s convenience stores. The recommended policy comes from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and would require merchants to keep tobacco products out of sight. A second aim of the bill is to ban coupons and buy-one-get-one-free promotions on tobacco products. Kurt M. Ribisl, a professor at the University of North Carolina and tobacco marketing expert, believes that the ...