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ICYMI: April 10, 2015

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Taylor Swift’s mother has cancer and wants you to tell your mom to get screened, too
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Taylor Swift asked for an unusual Christmas present last year: She wanted her mother, Andrea Finlay, to go to a doctor to “get

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ICYMI: April 3, 2015

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How We’re Failing at Preventing Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Apr. 1, 2015 (TIME) — You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. But how well are we exploiting this knowledge?
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ICYMI: March 27, 2015

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery
TUESDAY, Mar. 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave

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Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $250,000 grant to cancer prevention researcher

Funds support Andrew Dannenberg, MD in research of critical blood test
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded a research grant to Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and the Henry R. Erle, M.D.-Roberts Family Professor of

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Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds CMS decision

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their final decision requiring Medicare to cover low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screenings for at-risk beneficiaries meeting certain criteria. The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds this decision, which will allow health care professionals to detect lung

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Foundation’s Board Chair and Team at PwC Receive Malcolm Baldrige Award

Scott McIntyre, PwC’s Global and U.S. Public Sector Leader, Takes His Company to the Top
(Alexandria, VA) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to recognize the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Scott McIntyre, and his Global and U.S. Public Sector team at PwC for receiving the prestigious

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare recipients received welcome news today. After months of lobbying from cancer patient and advocacy organizations, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé states that “CT lung scans are proven, effective screening measures that save lives. We have long advocated for these services to be available to individuals at high-risk for lung cancer and we are pleased to see that CMS has moved forward with this decision.”

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Welcomes New Members of Medical Advisory Board

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to welcome Rachel Brem, M.D. and Derek Huffman, Ph.D. to its Medical Advisory Board. Prevent Cancer’s Medical Advisory Board works to update and review important information related to cancer prevention and early detection that is shared with the public.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Founder Selected as 2014 Citizen of the Year

After nearly thirty years of service, Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldige will be presented with the 2014 inaugural Citizen of the Year Award by Rotary District 7610. The Rotary District 7610 Citizen of the Year Award is given in recognition of a non-Rotarian who exemplifies “Service Above Self.” The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in the community and world at large.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Hires New Managing Directors of External Affairs and Development

(Alexandria, Va.)-As Prevent Cancer Foundation begins to plan for its 30th anniversary (December 2015), new senior staff were hired to round out its team. Jeanne Ellinport came on as Managing Director of External Affairs and Liz Davey as Managing Director of Development. “Jeanne and Liz both bring invaluable nonprofit experience in marketing and communications, public relations and fundraising. They will be incredible assets to the Prevent Cancer team,” says Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

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