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Know the Facts to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take some time to learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Knowing about general risk factors and your family medical history are steps in the right direction, followed by performing self-examinations and getting screened. Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well? The good news is that the incidence of breast ...

Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian/Alaska Native Families Available!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Since 2007, the Foundation has been working with American Indian and Alaska Native partners on cancer awareness, education and screening. In 2008, the Foundation developed the Guide to Preventable Cancers for American Indian and Alaska Native Families. The guide serves as a resource to increase education and knowledge about cancer prevention and early detection. Recently, thanks to generous funding from Ortho Biotech, the Foundation updated this guide and is able to distribute it to organizations free ...

Researcher Q&A with Derek Huffman, PhD Part II

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Dr. Huffman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a 2009 recipient of a Foundation research fellowship. One of Dr. Huffman’s major research goals has been “to uncover exactly what is it about being obese that drives cancer risk and to see if this relationship is in fact a causal one.” Currently, he is working towards this goal by examining whether there is a causal link between ...

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 ...