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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder on January 12th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need die from this disease. Cervical cancer has become the ultimate preventable cancer success story. The Pap test, developed in the late 1920s ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant Bolsters Cervical Cancer Education

Posted by Kristina Hunken on September 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
A promotora de salud (health advisor) discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) during a CAA session.

Helping people get educated and take an active role in their health care can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to cervical cancer. While nearly 4,210 deaths are expected from cervical cancer this year in the United States, as many as 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening and proper follow-up care. Of the populations studied, Hispanic women are particularly at risk for this cancer. It is estimated that ...

First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so ...