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Beating the buzzer on testicular cancer: Phil Kessel’s story

In August 2006, it seemed like Phil Kessel had it all. He was the fifth overall pick in the National Hockey League (NHL) entry draft and was about to start his professional hockey career with the Boston Bruins with a multimillion dollar contract after years of hard work and dedication. But four months later, at […]

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Take action: Help remove financial barriers to colorectal cancer screening

Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. today? Your risk for colorectal cancer increases as you age, but the good news is that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable® with screening tests (like colonoscopies) that can detect cancer early—or stop it before it even starts. […]

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Go green this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to get decked out in green—whether you’re born Irish or just want to join in on the fun! However, the day is often associated with some unhealthy habits that can derail your health goals and increase your cancer risk, like drinking heavily or eating foods high in fat […]

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Pick smart, feel good: A March Madness challenge

Bring on the Madness! Selection Sunday is just a few days away and we are gearing up to root on our favorite teams in March Madness. Whether or not your team is going dancing, you still have something to cheer for when your pool doubles as fundraiser for your favorite charity.    Who will be […]

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Gaming for good: Mark and Friends Smile-Time Variety Hour

My name is Mark and I stream on Twitch as sort of a hobby. I’ve been at it for a year—it’s a really nice way to relax at nights when I have nothing else to do. My Twitch handle is Blackstar258, taken from David Bowie’s last album title “Blackstar”. This is the story of how […]

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New pathways to breast cancer prevention: A grantee spotlight

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to provide grant support to researchers working to expand what is known about cancer prevention and early detection. To kick off Cancer Prevention Month, we highlight a recent project that provides new hope and insight for early detection of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a highly aggressive form of breast […]

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#CheckYourM8 to make Valentine’s great ❤

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of the month, a lot of people think that February is just about chocolate and greeting cards. But it can also be about protecting your loved ones!   Self-exams are an important way to monitor for body changes that could be early signs of cancer. As you […]

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Share your project or program with the cancer prevention community at the 2019 Dialogue

On April 24-26, 2019, the Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening and Prevention is taking over the Hilton Crystal City right outside Washington, D.C. We’ll have 2½ days full of timely and engaging presentations, facilitated conversations, networking and relationship-building opportunities and more—all we need is you! If you’re looking for meaningful conversations at the Dialogue […]

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It’s time to shine the spotlight on prevention

Did you know that up to 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable? That’s half of all cases! While not all cancers can be prevented, there’s a lot you can do now to lower your risk of getting cancer in the future. February is Cancer Prevention Month, so all month long we are shining the […]

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The chance encounter that saved my life

Mary Campbell is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the University of Florida and is a former collegiate water polo player. As a public health student, she’s learned about the importance of preventing cancer—but one chance encounter with a stranger changed her perspective and saved her life. Now she uses her voice to […]