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Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Pup Profiles Team Prostate

Posted by Wilson, 2012 Pets for Prevention Pup on August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Hello humans! Remember in my last blog post how I said that you can all be heroes by registering to be a team captain for our Prevent Cancer 5K Walk at Nationals Park? Well, I used my puppy-dog eyes to get an interview with one of our returning heroes, two-time team captain Karen Sfanos of Team Prostate! Karen is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the De Marzo Laboratory in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Last ...

Powwow for Hope Increases Cancer Prevention Education

Posted by Kris Rhodes, Executive Director, American Indian Cancer Foundation on August 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_7739" align="alignright" width="300"] Powwow for Hope attendees singing and drumming in support of cancer prevention and early detection.[/caption] With support from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and other sponsors, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) organized the Powwow for Hope: dancing for life, love & hope. This powwow created a positive, culturally appropriate environment to honor and support cancer survivors, caregivers and families impacted by cancer and to increase cancer awareness and prevention education for American ...

What Do Congress, the Olympics, Monaco and Fox News Channel Have in Common?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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If you guessed the future Olympics will be held in Monaco, covered by FOX News , with Members of the House and Senate competing to qualify…. sorry to disappoint.  But the correct answer is just as compelling! On Thursday, September 20, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program will host its 20th annual awards luncheon on Capitol Hill, honoring a league of extraordinary gentlewomen. For twenty years, the program has selected Congressional spouses, journalists and public figures ...

Many US Colleges Seek to Ban Outdoor Campus Smoking

Posted by PCF Admin on July 5th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Policymakers are seeking to ban all tobacco use on public university campuses across the country—prohibiting tobacco products both indoors and in outdoor areas of campuses. The ban on tobacco use at colleges and universities stems from concern for student health and reduced maintenance costs of smoke-free dorms. Several university systems already have tobacco bans in place, while other systems seek to do the same. The California state system plans to bar tobacco use beginning in 2013 ...