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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

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate - Moving to a DNA-based testing model would be a "radical shift" in medical practice that could lead to confusion, higher costs and overtreatment. READ MORE >>
No More Pap Smears? - The committee proposes replacing Pap smears with an equally invasive but less conclusive test, the HPV test, when women reach the age of 25. READ MORE >>
F.D.A. Panel Recommends Replacement for the Pap Test - BY ANDREW POLLACK, THE NEW YORK TIMES MARCH 12, 2014 The Pap test, a ritual for women that has been the mainstay of cervical cancer prevention for 60 years, may be about to play a less crucial role. A federal advisory … READ MORE >>

News You Can Use

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 >>
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 >>
Prophylactic or Optional Mastectomies - If you are someone you know is thinking about getting a mastectomy, read this article to learn important information that should be discussed with your doctor before choosing your breast cancer treatment. READ MORE >>
Are Annual Prostate Cancer Screenings Necessary? Should Early Stage Prostate Cancer Be Treated? - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests for men of any age if they do not have any symptoms of prostate cancer. The Task Force concluded that there is "moderate certainty that the benefits of PSA-based screening for prostate cancer do not outweigh the harms." Many experts also question whether treating early prostate cancer is a good idea. READ MORE >>