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Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America today, teenagers will be making a purely fashion and fad decision that could be harmful to their health, and in ...

Rooting for prevention at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run crew is proud to root for a team that cares about prevention. Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals recently announced that he is giving up smokeless tobacco after the death of his mentor, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn, who died on June 16 from salivary cancer at the age of 54, was a professional baseball player and Strasburg’s former coach at San Diego State. Smokeless tobacco, common in the professional baseball industry, significantly increases ...

Jeff Pulver: Living with intention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This story features an accomplished communicator and Internet pioneer who transformed his life through healthy eating and exercise. Make sure to check out the full spring 2014 issue of Cancer PreventionWorks. As founder and chief executive officer of pulver.com, and co-founder of Vonage and Zula, Jeff ...

Research progress report: Obesity and colorectal cancer risk

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
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Joel Mason, M.D., at Tufts University was awarded the Marvin M. Davis Research Award in Colorectal Cancer by the Prevent Cancer Foundation last year for his project on obesity and colorectal cancer risk. Below is an update on his project as he marks the halfway point. What led to your interest in colorectal cancer prevention research? My initial interest in colorectal cancer prevention was stimulated by a quite remarkable role model, Dr. Bernard Levin, whom I worked ...