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Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more likely to die from cancer than their white female counterparts. Latest research also shows that between 2005 and 2009, about ...

Healthier menus; Healthier profits

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Healthier meal options may start popping up on more restaurant menus with the latest research showing healthy food items meaning healthier profits for the restaurant industry. Looking at top fast-food and sit-down chains, researchers found that those that increased the amount of reduced-calorie options they served had better sales growth, greater increases in customer traffic and stronger gains in total servings than their competitors who offered fewer lower-calorie options. In 17 of the 21 restaurant ...

Announcing the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a chance to win prizes! The purpose of the National Challenge is to champion “grass-roots” community projects in colorectal cancer screening and ...

Bid to support cancer research and prevention

Posted by DJ Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on February 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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The 19th Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala takes place on Friday, March 8 at the National Building Museum in downtown D.C. A community of cancer prevention champions will gather once again for a spectacular and memorable evening to benefit cancer research and community programs that help save the lives of men, women and children across the country. The Foundation has also launched an online auction through BidPal as a complement to this year’s Gala fundraising ...