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Colorectal Cancer

Prevent Cancer Super Colon says “YES” to Michigan

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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After my first fantastic trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I was so excited to go back for three more Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stops in the Lower Peninsula! One person I met told me that after the tour, I was going to be well acquainted with Michigan and that Michigan was going to be well acquainted with my Colon  - one of the countless “colon” jokes I’ve heard over the past month! These stops were a ...

Turning the Tides on Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. (GSAHEC), is providing colorectal and prostate cancer education and promoting preventive behaviors among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida. The organization was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Foundations 2011 Community Grants program. The Turning the Tides project aims to reach over 2,200 underserved community members with colorectal cancer and prostate health awareness education and referrals. The incidence rates for both cancers are ...

Visiting Michigan’s U.P. with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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“So, Cheryssa, how are things down in DC?” Since I moved down to the city less than a year ago, this is a question I still get asked very often by friends and family. Over the last few months I’ve been able to give them quite an update – “It’s great! I travel with a giant colon that people walk through!” The Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM is definitely a sight to see! At 8 feet tall ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. The U.S. death rate for colorectal cancer also fell from 19 to 16.7 per 100,000 between 2003 and 2007. ...