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Foundation spotlights community grantees for National Minority Cancer Week

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Now that your taxes have been submitted, it’s time to acknowledge the start of another important observance, National Minority Cancer Week (April 15 – 21). Over the last few decades our country has witnessed many great strides in cancer prevention, detection and care in the United States, but many ethnic and racial minorities still face significantly higher cancer rates. While the reasons for this unequal cancer burden are not fully understood, we know that barriers ...

Attendees applaud the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on April 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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This year, the Dialogue for Action expanded its focus to “cancer screening” from its earlier focus of “colorectal cancer screening” and it was a huge success, as you’ll see from the comments and data from the 2013 attendees in this blog. [caption id="attachment_10243" align="alignright" width="218"] Keynote speaker John Polanowicz, Massachusetts HHS Secretary, talks with Michael McCalla, MSHA, at a break.[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets took place in Baltimore ...

Training dogs to detect ovarian cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Woman’s best friend could also save her life. Researchers at the Pine Street Foundation in California are teaching rescue dogs how to sniff out ovarian cancer through a person’s breath. Using cloths that both a control group of healthy people and ovarian cancer patients have breathed on, trainers teach dogs how to use their nose to identify the cloth samples that belong to the cancer patient. When the dog correctly detects the cancer they are ...

Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities the family can do together. Discourage smoking and drink alcohol in moderation. Support loved ones who are trying to quit smoking. Talk about your ...