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Congressional spouses attend briefing on military health initiatives

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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On March 13, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, a program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, teamed up with leaders from the Department of Defense (DoD) to educate over 20 congressional spouses (including a primary health care doctor and a mental health professional) on the military’s Healthy Base Initiative (HBI). HBI promotes healthier living to military and civilian personnel and their families. The program responds to research indicating that obesity has become a threat to troop ...

Senator Chuck Schumer works to protect kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. Senator Schumer announced that he is pushing legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are ...

Free webcast on cancer funding – February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director, Policy and Advocacy on February 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

We regret to inform you that the Prevent Cancer Foundation webcast “Funding Cancer Research in an Era of Fiscal Restraint” that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST must be canceled due to the impending snowstorm on the East Coast. Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch soon with a rescheduled date for the webcast. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is holding a free webcast this Thursday, ...

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is ...

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