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Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 16th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

Alexandria, Va. — On October 10 and 11, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVI: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease – On the Cusp of Transformation. The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging biomarkers. Attendees explore […]

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Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach honored for leadership in National Lung Screening Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work leading the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the first large-scale clinical trial for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. The award was presented on October […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor/producer Patrick Dempsey and congressional spouses LeeAnn Johnson and Amanda Soto honored at 27th annual bipartisan luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® this week held its 27th annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Program’s signature event draws a bipartisan, bicameral audience of members of […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Dr. Thomas Weber

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of Thomas K. Weber, M.D., our friend, Medical Advisory Board member and 2014 Cancer Prevention Laurels Award recipient for outstanding work in advocacy. Dr. Weber was widely known for his contributions in the fight to end colorectal cancer, as well as his efforts to raise […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Cokie Roberts

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our friend, 2003 Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness honoree and breast cancer advocate Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts was widely respected as a trailblazer in journalism and a top Washington journalist for NPR and ABC News. As a best-selling author, three-time Emmy Award […]

New USPSTF recommendations on BRCA testing expand genetic testing for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) this week released updated final recommendations for BRCA testing this week. Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes increase a person’s risk for breast and several other types of cancer. According to the USPSTF, BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations […]

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La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) anuncia los miembros de su primer comité asesor para jóvenes adultos

Lee este página en inglés PARA DISTRIBUCIÓN INMEDIATA Contacto: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Virginia — La Prevent Cancer Foundation® (la fundación para la prevención del cáncer) les da la bienvenida a 13 jóvenes adultos que forman parte de un comité inaugural cuyo propósito es aumentar el conocimiento y la educación acerca de la […]

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces selections for inaugural young adult advisory committee

Lea esta página en español FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, VA— The Prevent Cancer Foundation® welcomes thirteen young adults to its first-ever committee to increase awareness and education of cancer prevention and early detection among younger generations. The committee, named PreventGEN, includes members who are between the ages of 18-35 […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2019                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in communities across the U.S., from Honolulu, Hawaii to Baltimore, Maryland. The projects were selected through […]

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