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The 5k was a journey for all of us: Honoring a loved one at the Prevent Cancer 5k

Dr. Livia Amezcua, a dentist at Catholic Charities’ Spanish Catholic Center, could put a smile on anyone’s face. Her passion for her work and commitment to serving her community were infectious to her co-workers, and her patients always left their appointments with smiles on their faces. Livia was always on the move and ready to […]

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Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon celebrates 25 years

A bipartisan, bicameral group of cancer prevention supporters gathered in the beautiful Members Room of the Library of Congress on September 27 to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. The unique event annually recognizes Congressional spouses, distinguished journalists and leading advocates for using their […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation® provides nearly $300,000 in international grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Lisa Hanna 703-837-3692 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—International projects focused on cervical and lung cancer screening are moving forward thanks to grants from the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. In Mozambique, Kenya and Ghana, where cervical cancer is often diagnosed in advanced stages, the funding will be used for provider training and […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $250,000 in community grants

Organizations across the country are doing extraordinary work to get at-risk communities the education and screenings they need to prevent cancer or detect it early. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to award $250,000 to 10 projects through the community grants program to improve education and screening rates. This year’s projects range from the beaches […]

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The Super Colon from coast to coast

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® was on the road this summer to share information about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with underserved communities. As part of the effort to reach a national goal of getting 80 percent of the recommended population screened for colorectal cancer by 2018, the Super Colon headed to Phoenix for […]

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Raising awareness in New York City

On Sunday, June 11, friends of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® gathered on a sun-drenched morning for brunch at the historic Norwood Club in New York City to learn about the Foundation’s recent activities. My wife and fellow Board Member Jennifer Christie and I were honored to host more than several dozen people to discuss the […]

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Navigating women to healthier lives

Meet Dorys Lizama, a passionate patient navigator for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) program. Celebremos is a culturally-appropriate breast and cervical cancer education and screening program for underserved Latina women ages 40 and older in the D.C. metropolitan area. The program encourages women to get yearly check-ups, eat healthy, move […]

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Providing cancer prevention education and screening to Southeast Asian communities

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® has awarded community grants for cancer prevention and early detection projects in 29 states, tribes and territories, from remote and rural areas to sprawling cities. Our community grantees work hard to reach underserved populations so everyone can get the education, screening or treatment he or she needs. For Minority Health Month […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees work toward 80% by 2018

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States, but with regular screening, this disease is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable®. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable launched a nationwide colorectal cancer initiative, 80% by 2018, to increase screening rates to 80 percent of adults ages 50 or older by 2018. The […]

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No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]