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Senate Spouse Barbara Grassley Recognized by Tracy’s Kids Pediatric Cancer Program

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on February 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Barbara Grassley, spouse of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is the salt of the earth - reliable, hard working, and kind. She is also a 25 year breast cancer survivor who has used her experience and visibility to raise awareness about prevention and early detection. Barb has been a longtime member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program’s executive council, consistently helping to guide the group’s efforts to spread the prevention message. So I was ...

Announcing the 2012 Community Grants Awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado. The goal 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 and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive ...

Behind the Scenes at the State of the Union

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on January 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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There has been a great deal written and said before, during and after last night’s State of the Union address. While wading through news, blogs, tweets and Facebook posts, this tweet from Congresswoman Lois Capps caught my eye and brought a smile to my face.     [caption id="attachment_6356" align="alignright" width="358" caption="Freda Manzullo, Rep. Lois Capps, and Steve Andrews with daughter, broadcaster Erin Andrews at the 2011 Congressional Families Cancer Prevention awards luncheon"][/caption] This seating arrangement at the State ...

Improved Survival Rates the Result of Decades of Cancer Community Effort

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on January 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Today, the American Cancer Society released their annual report citing improved survival rates among cancer patients showing a decline in the number of deaths from cancer by 1.8% in men and 1.6% in women. We congratulate the American Cancer Society for their work and for the resources and services that they provide to cancer patients. The increase in survival cited in the report is the result of decades of research, education, screening and services provided by ...