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OUR MISSION

More than 45 years after the “war on cancer” began, we have spent billions on research and treatment while falling behind on preventing many cancers. Despite the progress made on research and treatment since 1974, there have been sharp increases in some cancers: pediatric blood cancers are up by 60 percent and brain cancers have increased by 40 percent in children 14 and under. Although a small percentage of cancers are driven by genetics, the rest are often the result of external forces. Less Cancer’s mission is to make risk reduction and prevention a vital part of the cancer paradigm. Less Cancer was founded to help remediate the alarming trend of increased incidences of cancer. We are a Platinum GuideStar member and we share our message with the general public, elected officials, and the medical community through the digital media and community-supported programming.

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SCIENCE AND RESOURCES

FTC Targets App Marketers That Claim to Detect Melanoma

There’s an app for almost everything — but don’t bet your life on one that

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

National Geographic: Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious

Melanoma survivor urges lawmakers to bar minors from tanning beds

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 By MACKENZIE CONCEPCION Cronkite News Christine Nelson said there’s a reason

World Health Organization Scientist Warn Against Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) Tanning Devices

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a working group of the World Health

Can melanoma skin cancer be prevented?

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Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation What is UV radiation? Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy

Prospective Investigation of Poultry and Fish Intake in Relation to Cancer Risk

Dietary guidelines advise consumers to limit intake of red meat and choose lean protein sources,

Indoor Tanning: The Risks of Ultraviolet Rays

On this page: Cancer Risk Other Risks Tanning in Children and Teens FDA Regulation The

RAISING AWARENESS AND KEEPING YOU INFORMED

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Committing to the Light

Photo by Riccardo AnnandaleRecently, I was working from home with the TV on in the background, listening to Oprah Winfrey and Van Jones chat away as if they were at my kitchen counter.Oprah is one

When Karma is at the Wheel

Ken Treloar PhotoA year ago this last, February, on a break from emceeing Less Cancer’s National

Breast Cancer Limbo

Breast Cancer LimboThis isn’t the first time and it, likely, will not be the last. I

U.S. Surgeon General Adams Tweets about the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure for National…

U.S. Surgeon General Adams Tweets about the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure for National Asbestos

Cooking Up Your Next Career Change

Thanks to some bad choices I made in the last 40-odd years, I now find

LET’S FIGHT CANCER WITH A FOCUS ON PREVENTION

Less Cancer’s work to raise awareness about health and environment spans a wide range of issues, including specific contaminants, pollution sources, and healthy lifestyle choices, such as diet, exercise, and nutrition. While we work to protect all communities, our approach is particularly relevant to at-risk populations, such as families and children in low-income communities. Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness of prevention and reduce incidences of diagnosed cancer in all people.
— Bill Couzens, Founder, Less Cancer

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