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Doctors and patients not communicating about PSA test

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to two studies and a survey, doctors and patients are not participating in a process called shared decision-making regarding the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Shared decision-making is the process by which doctors and patients have a discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of the PSA test and the patient shares his concerns and health issues. The doctor then reviews the options with the patient and together they would decide on personalized options regarding prostate ...

Announcing the 2013 Community Grant awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to Custer Health in North Dakota, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Kentucky, Nueva Vida in Baltimore and the Skin Cancer Foundation in New York. The awards were given as part of the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The mission of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that: Focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier when ...

Cancer prevention at the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on June 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Earlier in June I had the distinct privilege of visiting Sutherland, Nebraska to attend the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball as part of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Nebraska State Fair project. I was greeted in REAL Midwestern style by cattlemen on horses set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sand Hills. The Cattlemen’s Ball is an annual event that brings together Nebraskan farmers, artists, volunteers, organizations and participants from all over the state to raise money for cancer ...

Father’s Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck after diving into a quarry, landing him in the hospital for six weeks. While serving in the Marine Corps my father took ...