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#VaccinesWork: Your best shot at cancer prevention

During the last week of April, people from around the world spread the word about World Immunization Week—a time to raise awareness about the vaccines that help protect and save millions of lives every year. You may know that vaccines can help prevent childhood diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox, but did you know […]

HPV Awareness Week (Jan. 22-28)

The First North American HPV Awareness Week Takes Place January 22-28, 2019. Members of American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), the Global Initiative Against HPV & Cervical Cancer, the American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), The American Cancer Society, and the World Health Organization have collaborated to present the first HPV Awareness Week, January 22-28, 2019. […]

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It’s time to observe National Immunization Awareness Month!

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school, don’t forget to add one more thing to your school supply list: vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), and it is the perfect time to make sure your kids are protected from preventable viruses that can lead to cancer. HPV When […]

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination

Media Advisory: Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to share personal cancer story and talk about the importance of HPV vaccination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin  703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org Tony Award Winner Marissa Jaret Winokur to Highlight Need for HPV Vaccination and Screening at Tennessee Cancer Consortium’s 2017 Cancer Conference Nashville, TN – Tony Award […]

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Think About the Link® on Capitol Hill

Every year, thousands of men and women lose their lives to cervical cancer, liver cancer and other cancers caused by viruses. The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Think About The Link ® campaign aims to advance awareness of three viruses―human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which can all cause cancer― to help reduce these deaths. […]

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Community grantees promote cancer prevention through HPV vaccination

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is supporting two statewide projects to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates through its Community Grants Program. HPV is the leading cause of several cancers including cervical, oropharyngeal, anal and more, making this vaccine a critical tool in the fight against cancer. Since January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the […]

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus transmitted through sexual contact. Almost all cervical cancers are linked to HPV. The virus is also linked to vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancer, and cancer of the head and neck. Most sexually active American women will be exposed to the virus by […]

Farrah Fawcett’s Death Sheds Light on Anal Cancer

With the recent death of Farrah Fawcett, anal cancer has become an unlikely and uncomfortable topic of conversation across America. Since one of the cornerstones of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is education, the Foundation wanted to provide some answers to questions about this often shunned cancer to help educate the public and lift some […]

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