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2013 Screening Saves National Challenge features projects nationwide

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 11th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Vote now for your favorite 2013 Challenge project! The third annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge features 10 projects from across the country. From educating employees at work sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania to distributing colorectal cancer screening kits in Mississippi and Nebraska, read about the valuable work of the 2013 applicants and cast your vote! Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet over 142,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013. ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon takes a bite out of the Big Apple!

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on March 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Friday, March 1 marked not only the beginning of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month but also the first Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM stop of 2013 in one of the most famous places in the world - Times Square! Amidst all the bright neon signs and hustle and bustle of New Yorkers and travelers, stood the 20-foot-long and 8-foot-tall giant, interactive colon educational exhibit at the NASDAQ MarketSite. [caption id="attachment_9811" align="alignright" width="300"] Elvis stops by the Prevent ...

Announcing the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a chance to win prizes! The purpose of the National Challenge is to champion “grass-roots” community projects in colorectal cancer screening and ...

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on November 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex communication about colon polyps between doctors, patients and their families. Tell us about your project aimed at reducing colorectal cancer risk ...