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Arlen Specter: Steadfast Champion of Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Throughout his long and distinguished career, Senator Arlen Specter was someone that you wanted on your side. Prevent Cancer Foundation and our colleagues in the health advocacy community are grateful that he was, as a steadfast champion of medical research. [caption id="attachment_8417" align="alignright" width="220"] U.S. Senator Arlen Specter[/caption] Throughout his term in the United States Senate, which spanned three decades, Senator Specter supported funding for biomedical research, embryonic stem cell research and access to quality care for ...

Freefest 2K12—Music+Cancer Prevention Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on October 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s booth at Virgin Mobile Live Freefest this past Saturday was a huge success! For those of you unfamiliar with Freefest, it is a huge music festival held at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD. An estimated 35,000 people attended this year, and we were able to spread the word about the Prevent Cancer Foundation to thousands of people at the event! [caption id="attachment_8256" align="alignright" width="276"] Prevent Cancer staff from L to R: ...

2012 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Is Most Successful to Date!

Posted by DJ Abernathy on October 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Thank you to all participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 4th annual Prevent Cancer 5K walk/run the most successful yet, raising a record breaking $112,000! More than 400 individuals and families (and doggies) gathered at Nationals Park Sunday, September 30 to demonstrate their commitment to saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="300"] Racing President Teddy leads the 5K starting line.[/caption] Dance Trance led a fun, aerobic warm-up before Nationals ...

Young Adult Cancers: Making a Difference with Tomorrow’s Doctors

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Dr. Anthony Audino of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital talks about the L.E.A.P. (Learning, Education, Awareness, Prevention) adolescent and young adult (AYA) Cancer Program, funded through the Prevent Cancer Foundation 2012 Community Grants program,to increase education and training for awareness and recognition of AYA cancers at both public and professional levels. Q: What is considered adolescent and young adult cancer? A: The definition of the adolescent and young adult cancer patient has evolved over time and ...