About

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection across all populations. Since 1985, Prevent Cancer has invested over $138 million in support of cancer prevention research, education, advocacy and outreach programs nationwide and has played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies.

While it is critical for you to actively play a role in your own cancer prevention and early detection efforts, collectively we can affect even greater change through broader advocacy efforts at local, state and national levels.

The advocacy work of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is driven by the following policy priorities. Each is accomplished through work with the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch (including federal agencies) as well as colleague organizations, state legislatures, and relevant stakeholders including our grassroots advocates.

PREVENTION
Support and work towards policies and education efforts that will reduce cancer diagnoses and preventable deaths.

ACCESS
Enhance access to necessary health care services including cancer prevention and early detection screening and resources.

DISPARITIES
Reduce the barriers for all individuals (particularly those who are underserved) to health and wellness, including, but not limited to, access, affordability, and equity.

FUNDING
Ensure adequate funding for cancer research and prevention efforts at the federal level.

HEALTH CARE
Promote patient-centered, accessible, integrated, high-quality health care for all. 
 
For more information, sign up for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s advocacy network or contact our Advocacy and Policy Director, Marisa Vertrees, at marisa.vertrees@preventcancer.org.