Archive for February, 2014

Valentine’s Campaign urges everyone to “Check Your Mate”

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

E-cards grab attention to educate about cancer prevention and early detection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 11, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:
Melissa Merson
(703) 519-2107 desk
(202) 578-8618 mobile
Melissa.Merson@preventcancer.org

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched an attention grabbing, tongue-in-cheek campaign using edgy, humorous e-cards to remind everyone that Valentine’s Day is a good time to “Check Your Mate” for troublesome signs of cancer.

The campaign includes six e-cards that can be downloaded and shared with loved ones and friends to remind them that you care for them and to “Check Your Mate.” You can share the cards via Facebook, Twitter, or other social media or email by visiting http://checkyourm8.org

“Cancer screening is a serious thing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun while reminding folks to help check their partners for any signs that might need further investigation by a medical professional, “ said Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “You may not think checking your mate is romantic, but what’s more romantic than saving your partner’s life by detecting cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage?”

The Check Your Mate campaign urges everyone to get in the habit of exploring their partner’s body and performing body checks on a regular basis. You may or may not find anything out of the ordinary but you and your partner will have fun doing it!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation website has information on different forms of cancer and materials on education and early detection Visit preventcancer.org to learn more.

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Scientists at four Universities to share $480,000 in Research Grants

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Prevent Cancer Foundation Awards $80,000 Grants for Cancer Prevention Research.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 6, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:
Melissa Merson
(703) 519-2107 desk
(202) 578-8618 mobile
Melissa.Merson@preventcancer.org

(Alexandria, Va.) – Scientists at four major universities have been awarded 2-year $80,000 grants to fund early research in cancer prevention, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced today. The latest round of Prevent Cancer research grants went to scientists at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Illinois – Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania.

“These talented minds are our hope for a cancer-free future and I am delighted that our grants and fellowships will support them as they continue their important work,” said Carolyn Aldigé, president and founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “It is because of researchers like them that we have come so far in cancer prevention and early detection and it will be because of them that we will continue to make progress toward a cancer-free future.”

Each grant recipient will receive $40,000 per year for two years. The six cancer prevention research projects were selected from a nationwide pool of 64 applications. Proposals were reviewed by Prevent Cancer’s Scientific Review Panel before being approved for funding.

The recipients of the Prevent Cancer Foundation research grants are:

Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer:

Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D,- University of Illinois – Chicago, Prevention of Hormone-Induced Prostate Cancer

Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention:

Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Paternal Obesity and Reprogramming of Breast Cancer Risk in their Offspring.

Carlucci Family Research Award in Cancer Prevent and Early Detection:

Ying Fu, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Liver Cancer Prevention

Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection:

Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Targeting the Hedgehog Pathway in Barrett’s Esophagus Using Itraconazole

Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention:

Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., University of Pennsylvania, Impact of Metformin On the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Richard C. Devereaux Outstanding Investigator Award in Lung Cancer Prevention:

Kathryn Taylor, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Screening Participants: A Randomized Trial

More information about these grants is available on our website at http://preventcancer.org/what-we-do/research/grants-fellowships/funding-recipients/2013-research-awardees/

Since 1985, the Foundation has supported over 450 peer-reviewed grants and fellowships at more than 150 leading academic institutions and medical centers nationwide

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.