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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 […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation® earns 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Lisa Berry  Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s continued dedication to transparency and financial accountability has earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the third consecutive year. In addition to having the highest rating on Charity Navigator, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is recognized as a top-rated […]

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Gary R. Lytle elected chairman of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. –Gary R. Lytle was recently elected chairman of the board of directors for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Lytle has been serving on the Foundation’s board since 2004, and previously served as board vice chairman and co-chair of the development committee. Lytle, who is now […]

NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Goal of Eliminating HPV-Related Cancers

Cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) are a significant public health problem. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers fully endorse the goal of eliminating cancers caused by HPV through gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening. These practices offer a rare opportunity to prevent 12,000 cervical cancers and nearly 40,000 other HPV-related cancers […]

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Take the pledge: Health care professionals commit to talking to patients about HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is calling on health care professionals to take the pledge to talk to their patients about getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Foundation launched the digital pledge as part of the Think About […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports American Cancer Society’s new screening recommendations for colorectal cancer

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Cancer Society recently released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, saying people of average risk of colorectal cancer should begin regular screening at age 45 (previous recommendations said to begin at age 50). The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports this change, as there has been a significant increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses in […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala raises $1.7 million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTOS INCLUDED Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 lisa.berry@preventcancer.org L-R: Mrs. Gouri Mirpuri, Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé, David Tutera, and His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore Ashok Kumar Mirpuri. WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 24th annual spring gala Wednesday to advance the Foundation’s mission of saving lives across […]