Cancer Prevention Research

Factoid - Funding ResearchersThe Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has been funding cancer prevention research since 1985, and our peer-reviewed grants and fellowships have been awarded to nearly 450 early-career scientists from leading academic medical centers nationwide. The Foundation’s rigorous selection process is similar to that of the National Institutes of Health.

Our Research Process

Research proposals are reviewed by members of the distinguished Scientific Review Panel, drawn from institutions such as the National Cancer Institute, Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors approves funding for grants and fellowships to promising scientists who are doing remarkable work in fighting cancer. Researchers who are awarded grants and fellowships will receive $40,000 a year for two years.

“The Prevent Cancer Foundation is the first funding source for many new investigators. This allows for an influx of talented young investigators to engage in prevention research and generate the preliminary data to successfully compete for major federal grants. This is a wonderful investment in ensuring that vibrant new approaches to cancer prevention will continue to emerge,” says James Mulshine, M.D., co-chairman of the Scientific Review Panel and vice chairman, scientific director at the Foundation and Associate Provost for Research and Director of the Translational Sciences Consortium at Rush University.

“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 life-saving work. It is because of them, and researchers like them, that we have come so far in cancer prevention,” says Carolyn Aldigé, president and founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “And it will be because of them, and researchers like them, that we will continue to make progress toward a cancer-free future.”

Read more about the cancer prevention research the Foundation has funded.

Grants & Fellowships

The Foundation awards research grants and fellowships to promising early-career scientists with novel hypotheses for prevention and early detection. The funding provided through grants and fellowships is arguably one of the most important types of funding to provide. This seed money fosters the next generation of cancer prevention research, creates a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements and provides the necessary support for researchers to move toward independent research careers.
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Researcher Profiles

Read here about the cancer prevention research we have funded.
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Research Funding Video

Dr. Bernard Levin, Co-Chairman of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Scientific Review Panel, talks about the importance of funding research in cancer  prevention.
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