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Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant Bolsters Cervical Cancer Education

Posted by Kristina Hunken on September 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
A promotora de salud (health advisor) discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) during a CAA session.

Helping people get educated and take an active role in their health care can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to cervical cancer. While nearly 4,210 deaths are expected from cervical cancer this year in the United States, as many as 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening and proper follow-up care. Of the populations studied, Hispanic women are particularly at risk for this cancer. It is estimated that ...

Celebrated D.C. Chef Speaks Up for Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Spike Mendelsohn

Spike Mendelsohn Chef, Good Stuff Eatery                       "On your 25th Anniversary we must take a moment to reflect on the very important work you do of researching and educating the public on the prevention of cancer. My grandfather, Sunny Nakis, was diagnosed and unfortunately passed away at a young age from cancer. Without a doubt, had we been better educated on cancer prevention it would have made a difference. I would like to congratulate you on the positive ...

Breakaway from Cancer Goes to Capitol Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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On July 20, Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a Capitol Hill educational event to raise awareness about the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  The educational meeting targeted  Members of Congress and Congressional staff to share information about resources available through the campaign partners, that can assist them and their constituents in navigating issues ranging across the spectrum of cancer prevention and care. During the event, Prevent Cancer Foundation staff talked with guests about programs and resources offered ...

Foundation Finds Creative Ways to Fulfill Mission

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
Richard G. Pestell, M.D.,PhD

Richard G. Pestell, M.D., PhD Director, Kimmel Cancer Center "In the twenty-five years since its inception, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has become increasingly skilled at formulating more and more creative ways to fulfill its self-assigned mission: educationally empowering people to avert the suffering and death caused by cancer, especially those cancers that are preventable through lifestyle changes and preclusive health checks." Read the entire article on the Prevent Cancer Foundation Web site.   Editor’s Note: This post is  part of ...