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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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The Super Colon from coast to coast

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® was on the road this summer to share information about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with underserved communities. As part of the effort to reach a national goal of getting 80 percent of the recommended population screened for colorectal cancer by 2018, the Super Colon headed to Phoenix for […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® reaches underserved rural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 The Prevent Cancer Foundation® partners with Health Wagon of Wise, Virginia, to bring information about cancer prevention and early detection to underserved people of Appalachia. Alexandria, VA – Each year, the Rural Area Medical (RAM) event in Wise, Virginia, sees thousands of underserved people who live in […]

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ICYMI: June 23, 2017

Feature Story Senate GOP finally unveils secret health care bill; currently lacks votes to pass THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (CNN) — The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors finally became public Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party’s winding efforts to repeal Obamacare. The unveiling of the 142-page […]

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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees work toward 80% by 2018

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States, but with regular screening, this disease is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable®. The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable launched a nationwide colorectal cancer initiative, 80% by 2018, to increase screening rates to 80 percent of adults ages 50 or older by 2018. The […]

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A healthy colon starts with what you eat

In 1999, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® led the charge to designate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The designation became official on November 19, 1999, with a declaration by the U.S. Senate, followed by a resolution of the House of Representatives and an official proclamation from the White House. The major goals of Colorectal […]

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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 […]

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ICYMI: March 3, 2017

Feature Story Colorectal cancer rates rising sharply among Gen X and millennials TUESDAY, February 28, 2017 (The Washington Post) — Rates of colon and rectal cancer are rising sharply among young and middle-aged Americans, at the same time that they continue to decline for adults 55 and older, according to a startling new study that […]

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ICYMI: January 20, 2016

Feature Story 1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections THURSDAY, January 19, 2017 (Fox News) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause […]

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ICYMI: December 9, 2016

Surgeon general sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes THURSDAY, December 8, 2016 – The nation’s top doctor is sounding the alarm on e-cigarettes, especially when used by teens and young adults. “These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, […]