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Cancer Prevention

Congressional Spouse Honored for Contribution to Cancer Awareness

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Each fall, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program hosts an annual awards luncheon to  recognize the activities of Congressional spouses, Members of Congress, the press and community advocates who have distinguished themselves by their work to educate the public on cancer prevention, early detection and reducing our risks for this disease. This unique Capitol Hill event brings together a bipartisan, bicameral group of spouses and Members of Congress – along with leaders in the cancer ...

Turning the Tides on Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. (GSAHEC), is providing colorectal and prostate cancer education and promoting preventive behaviors among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida. The organization was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Foundations 2011 Community Grants program. The Turning the Tides project aims to reach over 2,200 underserved community members with colorectal cancer and prostate health awareness education and referrals. The incidence rates for both cancers are ...

After August Recess on the Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will ...

Researcher Q&A with Pak Kin Wong, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on August 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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This month the Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Pak Kin Wong, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2008. His research focused on identifying compounds that could inhibit and prevent cancer tumor formation. We asked Dr. Wong about his work and the importance of funding cancer prevention and early detection research. 1.  What led you to the field of ...