Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog


The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and ...

Don’t Miss Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro at DFA 2015

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce Pat Keran and Dan Shapiro as the keynote speakers for the 2015 Dialogue for Action conference. Are you interested in how big data is transforming the traditional health care system? If so, join Pat Keran, the Senior Director of Innovation, Research and Development at UnitedHealth Group, as he delivers our opening keynote presentation. Pat will discuss the present and future of big data in health care. As a ...

6 Exercise Activities for You and Your Sweetheart

Posted by Monique Smaby on February 13th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Valentine’s Day is usually all about chocolate, candy, jewelry and flowers. This February change it up and add a healthy twist to your date plans. Research has shown that maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly can prevent many cancers and reduce other health risks. Exercising with your sweetheart is a fun way to spend time together and do something good for your bodies.

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Did You Know... - cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? - three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? - the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? - the African-American population suffers from the highest cancer death rates of all minority groups in the United States? February is both Black History Month and National Cancer ...