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If only…

It was that time of year again. The time of year that most women dread…the annual well-woman check-up. The oh-so-uncomfortable Pap test. Some women dread it so much they skip their exams—or even worse, don’t even schedule one. But not me…I went every year.   One year was a little different. The nurse asked me if […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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Celebrity Big Brother winner and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur wants you to Think About the Link® between HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs Prevent Cancer Foundation lisa.berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA –Celebrity Big Brother winner and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur is partnering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation® to raise awareness of the link between the human papillomavirus—also known as HPV—and cancer. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think […]

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ICYMI: November 10, 2017

  Feature Story Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol TUESDAY, November 7, 2017 (The New York Times) — The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top cancer doctors, is calling attention to the ties between alcohol and cancer. In a statement published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, […]

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Broadway star and Tony Award-winner wants you to Think About the Link® between viruses and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin 703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today released a national public service announcement (PSA) featuring actress and Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think About the Link®, an education campaign about the connection between certain viruses and cancer. Winokur was just […]

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Back-to-school vaccinations

For most families, back-to-school means it’s time to head back to the doctor. The start of the school year is a helpful reminder to visit your health care professional to get your yearly physical and address any health problems you haven’t had checked yet. For kids and teens, it’s also a good time to get […]

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Start the new school year with new healthy habits

Getting ready for school after a long summer vacation can be a tough adjustment for your kids. Irregular sleep schedules, binging on junk food and getting extra hours of screen time are fun during the summer, but can mean bad news in the classroom since studies show that active, healthy kids are more likely to […]

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 […]