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PALS Act moratorium extended through December 31, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With the passage of the omnibus spending bill signed into law on Friday, March 23, 2018, Congress extended the expiration of a moratorium on current breast cancer screening guidelines from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) through December […]

Image for ICYMI: March 10, 2017

ICYMI: March 10, 2017

Feature Story Gene activity in the nose may signal lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (Fox News) — Genetic changes in the cells lining the inside of the nose might someday help doctors diagnose lung cancer, a recent study suggests. “The idea that you don’t have to sample the disease tissue but can diagnose presence […]

Image for ICYMI: January 13, 2017

ICYMI: January 13, 2017

Feature Story  Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both TUESDAY, January 10, 2017 (Forbes)–Whether screening mammograms can lower women’s risk of women dying from breast cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide and […]

Breast Cancer Education in the Latina Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. One of the recipients this year, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, provides breast health education to Latina women in Camden County, New Jersey.

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ICYMI: November 4, 2016

Feature Story Women’s cancer deaths expected to rise 60% by 2030 WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2016 (CNN)–The number of women dying worldwide from cancer is expected to rise to 5.5 million by 2030, roughly the equivalent population of Denmark, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Those numbers would be an increase of […]

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Breast cancer awareness from Shreveport to the South Pacific

When October comes around, I think we can all agree that the world around us turns pink—but the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grant recipients work year-round to increase breast health education and breast cancer screening. From providing mammograms to women across Nevada to hosting innovative educational sessions in Louisiana and spreading awareness in American Samoa, […]

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ICYMI: October 14, 2016

Feature Story Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry FRIDAY, October 7, 2016 (NPR)–Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among […]

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Includes Breast Tomosynthesis in Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Decision applauded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation Alexandria, VA— August 10, 2016 — New guidelines published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommend that physicians consider breast tomosynthesis exams as an option for their patients’ annual breast cancer screening. The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds this move to recognize breast tomosynthesis (often called 3D mammograms) […]

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ICYMI: June 17, 2016

Feature Story Skin cancer could be hiding where you’d never expect: The sole of your foot THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (CBS News) — Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and […]

ICYMI: January 15, 2015

Feature Story Vice President Biden will head pursuit of cancer cure TUESDAY, January 12, 2016 (USA Today) — President Obama announced during his State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out the “moonshot” to cure cancer that Biden called for following his son’s death. “Last month, (Biden) worked with this Congress […]