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Building on opportunities in cancer research

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges in the coming year, as we stand at a critical juncture for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ...

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...

Quality of Americans’ health will fall if Congress goes off the cliff

Posted by Meghan Keane, Public Affairs Policy & Advocacy Associate on December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Over the past several weeks, the term “fiscal cliff” has become a household term. It seems as if you can’t turn on the evening news, pick up a newspaper, or check your Twitter newsfeed without hearing about it.  The political landscape changes daily, no hourly, about compromises and standoffs.  As the Policy and Advocacy Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I can honestly say that I understand your pain, America. Over the past few months ...