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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 ...

Opportunity Created for Alaska Native People

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Judith Muller

Judith Muller, MHA, MEcon Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “Alaska Native people lead the nation in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It is a problem that needs to be addressed in our tribal health system and statewide. I found the Prevent Cancer Foundation when looking for a conference that would contribute to my knowledge about colorectal cancer and in turn translate into materials and programs that might be useful within our tribal system.  The Alaska Native ...

White House Announces Implementation of Preventive Services

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at George Washington University Hospital to announce the release of new guidelines that will provide free preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act. For cancer prevention, the new guidelines will mean that most insurance plan can no longer charge copayments, deductibles or coinsurance for a number of preventive services including colorectal cancer, breast cancer screening, ...