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Tanning bed lamps will now carry more warnings

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on June 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

FDA adds stricter warnings to tanning bed lamps The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reclassified ultraviolet (UV) tanning lamps from class I (general controls) to class II (special controls) which will carry stricter regulations. Previously, tanning beds were regulated as “low-risk” devices. They will now carry a black box (which is the FDA’s strongest warning) that inform consumers of the risks of indoor tanning. These warnings will ...

Senate Special Committee on Aging holds “Fight against Cancer” hearing

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on May 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

On Wednesday, May 7, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on Capitol Hill to address “The Fight Against Cancer: Challenges, Progress and Promise.” Chairman Bill Nelson (D-Fla) and Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-Maine) spoke eloquently and passionately about their desire to secure funding for cancer research to support advances in prevention, detection and treatment. Senator Nelson said that although tremendous progress has been made, we are facing a formidable opponent. Additional members of ...

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is ...

Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

Ehsan Samei, PhD, is Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Division Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Samei received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research stereo imaging as a new technique for the early detection of breast cancer. We ...

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