About Us

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

Diversity in Clinical Trials - The National Center for Health Research explains why drugs have to be tested on all kinds of people to know who they work for and who can be harmed by them. We’re quoted in MedPage Today, and blogs by the … READ MORE >>
AIDS Activist Takes Up a New Fight: Defending FDA - This Associated Press article quotes Gregg Gonsalves’ testimony at the Senate briefing hosted by the National Center for Health Research on June 12, 2014. By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON (AP) — As an AIDS activist in the early 1990s, Gregg Gonsalves … READ MORE >>
Johnson & Johnson Praised for Taking Uterine Surgery Tools Off Market -  By Katie Thomas, The New York Times July 31, 2014   Johnson & Johnson, which has come under withering criticism for its response to problems with some of its medical devices, won cautious praise from critics on Thursday for its decision … READ MORE >>

News You Can Use

Help us Distribute Free Cancer Patient Guides - We hope to finalize, print, and widely distribute free copies of three new cancer patient guides. Breast cancer and prostate cancer are two of the most common cancers in the U.S, with almost half a million new patients diagnosed each year. Fear and … READ MORE >>
Free Patient Booklet on Prostate Cancer -  Here’s a free copy of our draft version of Prostate Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know. The Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund has developed a free, easy-to-read booklet for men who are deciding whether or not to undergo screening for prostate cancer. … READ MORE >>
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 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 >>