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ICYMI: July 10, 2015

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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government

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New Recommendations Could Limit Women’s Access to Life Saving Cancer Screenings

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines for breast cancer screenings in April 2015. They’re recommendations suggest women don’t need to start getting mammograms until age 50. They further recommend women ages 50-74 receive mammograms once every two years. Currently, it’s recommended that women receive a mammogram

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Cancer Prevention Comes to Times Square

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Lisa Berry
(703) 519-2107
Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org
ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Residents and tourists of New York City can now see an important message flashing over the busy streets of Times Square this summer: when it comes to our health, cancer prevention is the new focus—and it is

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Awards Annual Community Grants

Funds for cancer prevention programs reach underserved communities nationwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 8, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Berry
703-519-2107
Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org
(Alexandria, Va.) – Six communities will now get the benefit of cancer prevention and early detection programs, thanks to Prevent Cancer Foundation grants. The grants will enable the communities

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ICYMI: July 3, 2015

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Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (Philly.com) — Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests.
The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped

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ICYMI: June 26, 2015

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld one of the main tenets of President Barack Obama’s health care law, ruling 6-3 that millions of Americans are entitled to keep the tax subsidies that

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ICYMI: June 19, 2015

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Wearable Devices to Prevent Sunburn
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Could new technology succeed where years of public health messages, doctor warnings and nagging moms have failed — to keep us safe from too much sun?
We have all heard about the devastating

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ICYMI: June 12, 2015

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Just 1 shot of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (CBS News) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.
The authors of the study acknowledged it isn’t

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ICYMI: June 5, 2015

Skin Cancer Rates Doubled in the Last 30 Years
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (TIME) — The rate of diagnoses for the deadliest form of skin cancer has more than doubled since the early 1980s, greatly raising the cost of medical care.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and

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ICYMI: May 29, 2015

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Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer: When and Why
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — Few events in life are scarier or more stressful than major surgery. Even tougher may be the decision to go under the knife preventively, before a diagnosis is made.
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