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Department of Defense to fund $10 million for melanoma research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org Alexandra, Va. — President Trump recently signed an appropriations bill, HR 6157, greenlighting funding for the Departments of Labor, Defense, and Health and Human Services in fiscal year 2019. The bill includes $10 million dollars for melanoma research, funded through the Department of Defense (DoD). Since 2009, […]

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Thomas Jefferson High School field hockey team scores big in championing cancer awareness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:  Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org  703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va.   On October 9, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s junior varsity and varsity field hockey teams played hard on the field, but not for a trophy or title. Instead, the TJHSST field hockey teams played for cancer awareness in their […]

Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

Newswise — Washington (Sept. 19, 2018) – Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and medical societies are calling on Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (S.3465/HR 1298). The bipartisan bill introduced in the US Senate today would provide Medicare coverage for screening CT Colonography (CTC) — commonly known as virtual colonoscopy. Colorectal […]

10th annual Prevent Cancer Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run Raised a Record $200,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On Sunday, September 16, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 10th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run at Nationals Park, where hundreds of participants stepped up to the plate to support lifesaving cancer prevention and early detection programs across the country. The untimed […]

Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Clare Rizer crizer@gpg.com (202) 481-8721 WASHINGTON — Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer screening recommendations: “Today is a win for women everywhere. We are pleased […]

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $300,000 in community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 12 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in communities across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Midlothian, Virginia. The projects were selected through a competitive grants […]

Trump administration releases final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Trump administration this week released its final rule on short-term, limited duration health plans, leaving some consumers open to inadequate health coverage. Set to take effect in two months, the rule will expand the current duration of these plans from three months to one […]

Department of Housing and Urban Development moves to protect residents from secondhand smoke

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its final rule to protect residents in public housing facilities from secondhand smoke exposure. In the rule, HUD ordered all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to implement smoke-free rules by July 31 of this year. More […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends Reps. Young and DeLauro for protecting access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Congress is taking action to protect women’s access to comprehensive cervical cancer screening. Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her […]

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® commends and commemorates winners of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Excellence in Journalism Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org  ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Prevent Cancer Foundation®, in partnership with the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), awarded Rachel Manteuffel and Wendi Winters the 2017 GLCC Excellence in Journalism award for their work reporting on lung cancer. This annual award is selected by the […]