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Make your voice heard to remove barriers to colorectal cancer screening tomorrow

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, during which organizations and individuals around the country come together to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is preventable, beatable and treatable. Please join this national awareness effort tomorrow Wednesday, March 20, when Prevent Cancer Foundation and our partners Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, Colon Cancer Alliance and the American College of Gastroenterology will come together ...

Retiring Senate champion introduces legislation to keep our children healthy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Senator Tom Harkin (IA) recently announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014, ending a tenure of public service that began in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, followed by election to the U.S. Senate in 1984. Senator Harkin can be cited as a champion of many important health issues – the Americans with Disabilities Act, embryonic stem cell research and medical research funding – to name just ...

States receive an “F” in spending to reduce tobacco

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A new report released by the American Lung Association shows that most U.S. states are failing in their efforts to use tobacco tax or legal settlement money to fund smoking prevention or cessation programs. In the "State of Tobacco Control 2013" report the American Lung Association graded states on their efforts to reduce tobacco use, giving 42 states an “F” in failing to invest even 50 percent of the amount of money recommended by the ...

The Supreme Court speaks on embryonic stem cell research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on January 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Last week, the United States Supreme Court rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings an end to a long legal battle that has further cast a shadow on progress in hESC studies for over 3 years. The decision ends the suit of Sherley v. Sebelius, filed in August of 2009 by two researchers who study adult stem cells who challenged an Executive Order signed by President Barack ...