News Releases

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Cervical Cancer Web Site Receives Excellence Award From International Academy of Visual Arts

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s cervical cancer web site Confess!, confess.preventcancer.org, received a 2011 Communicator Award of Excellence as part of the 17th Annual Communicator Awards. Confess!, dedicated to promoting cervical cancer awareness, educates and emphasizes the importance of early screening.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Endorses Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act

Today, the Prevent Cancer Foundation endorsed legislation that would initiate an effort to increase regulation of indoor tanning beds, which have been proven to greatly increase the likelihood of developing melanoma.

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“Don’t Fry Day” Kicks Off the Summer Season

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)—To combat the nation’s rising skin cancer rates, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is partnering with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to promote the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27 as “Don’t Fry Day.”  The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s new interactive web resource, “Save Your Skin”, is a great

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Presents 2011 Laurels Awards at 13th Annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening Conference

The Prevent Cancer Foundation presented the 2011 Laurels Awards to three recipients on March 25 at the 13th Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. The Cancer Prevention Laurels recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against colorectal cancer.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities.

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Advocates from Across the Country Kick-Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Calling Congress to Ask Legislators to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening

On March 2-3, 2011 advocates from across the country called their legislators urging them to support bipartisan and bicameral legislation that will ensure access to colorectal cancer screening and treatment by authorizing funding for grants to public agencies and other entities.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Launches National Colorectal Cancer Screening Competition

In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is launching the Screening Saves Lives Challenge on March 1.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Announces 2011 Community Grant Recipients

On January 10, the Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded $85,000 in grants to nine organizations located in communities across the country in support of cancer prevention initiatives.

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Foundation Bad Beat on Cancer Wins Big After World Series of Poker’s Main Event

World Series of Poker contenders John Racener and Soi Nguyen were not bluffing when they pledged to donate a portion of their winnings to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC).

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Low-dose Spiral CT Scans Significantly Reduce Deaths from Lung Cancer

The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the announcement this morning by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale, NCI-sponsored test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable stages.

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