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2015 Community Grant Awardees Announced

Posted by Erica Childs Warner on July 17th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Six communities will now get the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection programs, thanks to Prevent Cancer Foundation grants. The grants will enable the communities to educate specific demographics on various preventable or early detectable cancers and HPV. Since 2007, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded grants to 40 projects in 26 states, tribes and territories. The Community Grants program awards funds to community programs that:

Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

Posted by Pamela Nwoji on April 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically and culturally appropriate healthcare services and education the myth that getting a mammogram causes cancer a strong desire to take care of family ...

Technology and Health Disparities

Posted by Vanessa Mason, ehealth Senior Manager, ZeroDivide on April 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
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In honor of National Minority Health Month, today's guest blog comes from Vanessa Mason, the eHealth senior manager at ZeroDivide. Minorities and other underserved or vulnerable communities have often experienced both concentrated poverty and isolation from knowledge and resources, and thus we see higher rates of cancer incidences and deaths than from other populations. As we observe the 30th anniversary of National Minority Health Month this April, it is important that we take a look at the ...

Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her career. 1.  What led you to the field of tobacco-related cancer research? As a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, I was ...