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

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 >>
The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer - By Peggy Orenstein New York Times July 26, 2014   BERKELEY, Calif. — ONE of the nastier aspects of breast cancer is that it doesn’t have the five-year sell-by date of some other malignancies: you’re not considered “cured” until you die … 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 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 >>