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The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund helps children and adults reduce their risks of getting all types of cancer, and assists them in choosing the safest and most effective treatments. We carefully analyze research by scientists around the world, and draw conclusions about the best strategies for preventing and treating cancer. We help keep you healthy and help you get the best medical care by making information available to doctors, patients, family members, and the public.READ MORE >>

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In The News

Lack of diversity in cancer drug clinical trials may exacerbate racial disparities in mortality rates - A study published in Cancer Epidemiology in April 2014 showed that between 1990 and 2009, the disparity in breast cancer mortality between Black and White women has widened in our country’s most populated states. The authors conclude that although there have been advances in breast cancer screening, prevention and treatment, these advances have not been equally available to Black and White patients. In July 2014, Dr. Laurén Doamekpor and Dr. Diana Zuckerman of the National Center for Health Research published a response in the same journal, agreeing that access is a problem but pointing out that a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials may exacerbate this disparity. READ MORE >>
Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund Joins More than 3 dozen Groups in Supporting Bills that Ban Hormone Chemicals from Food and Beverage Cans - Read the text of the letter, signed by dozens of health and cancer related organizations, below: July 9, 2014 The Honorable Lois Capps 2231 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Grace Meng 1317 Longworth House Office Building … READ MORE >>
Alternative to Pap Test Is Approved by F.D.A. - ANDREW POLLACK, New York Times APRIL 24, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first alternative to the long-used Pap test as a primary screening method for cervical cancer, in the face of opposition from some women’s … READ MORE >>

News You Can Use

Free Patient Booklet on Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) - Our patient booklet, DCIS: What You Need to Know, helps women diagnosed with DCIS understand the difference between DCIS and Stage 1 breast cancer, and discuss treatment options with their doctor. It was funded by a grant from the DC Cancer Consortium through the Department of Health, Government of the District of Columbia, with additional support from the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation. READ MORE >>
The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund Responds to CDC study on Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Health Hazards - The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund expresses its strong support for the adults and children who have been harmed by contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. READ MORE >>
June 13th, 2014 Conference “Evidence for New Medical Products: Implications for Patients and Health Policy” - June 13th, 2014 Conference "Evidence for New Medical Products: Implications for Patients and Health Policy" A video of this groundbreaking conference will be available soon. READ MORE >>
Less Radical Surgery is a Healthier Choice for Women with Breast Cancer - Experts have long advised that lumpectomy patients live as long as mastectomy patients. But the latest research, based on thousands of women, indicates that women with early-stage breast cancer are more likely to live longer, healthier lives if they choose less radical surgery. READ MORE >>