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Health Care Reform Builds on Foundation’s Work

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui Congresswomen (CA-05) Without the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the future of cancer research and prevention would be much less bright. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club.  As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people ...

White House Announces Implementation of Preventive Services

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at George Washington University Hospital to announce the release of new guidelines that will provide free preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act. For cancer prevention, the new guidelines will mean that most insurance plan can no longer charge copayments, deductibles or coinsurance for a number of preventive services including colorectal cancer, breast cancer screening, ...

Foundation’s future as a powerful builder of collaborations praised.

Posted by Janet Hudson on June 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
Kathryn West

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s future as a powerful builder of collaborations springs from 25 years of groundbreaking, innovative programs that brought together all the stakeholders around cancer prevention.  Speaking on the road from the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) and the Breakaway from Cancer campaign, Kathryn West congratulated the Prevent Cancer Foundation on their Silver Jubilee, “…(the) Foundation is poised to be the eminent group on (cancer) prevention and early detection education…” Check out video! Editors Note: ...

Oncotones at ASCO Annual Meeting: Great Band, Good Cause

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on June 16th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws oncology professionals from around the globe.  The 2010, Advancing Quality, Promoting Innovation generated significant news across the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention through end-of-life care.  Sessions focused on advances in preventing or treating the most commonly diagnosed cancers, as well as the most rare. Prevent Cancer Foundation participates in the meeting on many levels.  President and Founder Carolyn Aldige, Jessica Abeita, Assistant Director, ...