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Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K encourages DC area dogs, cats and other family pets to get involved

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is welcoming all Washington D.C. metro area pet owners and their pets to the third annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K, which will take place in scenic West Potomac Park, Washington D.C. on September 24 from 8-11 a.m. Pet owners can start their own team or register as part of the “Pets for Prevention” team at www.PreventCancer5K.org to participate together and help raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and early detection research.

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Recent NYU Grads Bike Cross Country to Raise Money and Awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Duo Dallas Plikuhn and Zachary Rosenthal are cycling across the nation to raise money and awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and two other charities—using a pair of one-gear bicycles.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation awards research grants to early-career investigators at Georgetown University, M.D. Anderson and University of Chicago

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded its latest round of research grants to early-career scientists at Georgetown University, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Chicago. The three cancer prevention research projects were selected from a pool of 51 applications nationwide.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K to Honor all DC Area Cancer Survivors

The third annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K will honor the thousands of DC-area cancer survivors with a tribute along the race course as well as special recognition following the event. Scheduled September 24th from 8-11 a.m. at West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., this year’s 5K, themed “Taking Steps, Saving Lives,” welcomes all cancer survivors to come out to walk or run, while raising awareness and needed funds for cancer prevention research.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K to Raise Funds for Cancer Prevention Research

The third annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K will be held on September 24th from 8-11 a.m. at West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C. The 5K, themed “Taking Steps, Saving Lives,” reinforces the Foundation’s mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Encouraged by Latest Research Findings on a Chemopreventive Agent for Lung Cancer

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is encouraged by the latest findings in the July issue of Cancer Prevention Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal, reporting that celecoxib may prevent lung cancer in former smokers.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Lauds Scientific Finding Identifying Order of Cancer Mutations

The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the latest findings in the July issue of Cancer Discovery, an American Association for Cancer Research journal, reporting that a collaboration of scientists has now identified the actual sequence of mutations that lead to precancerous lesions and others that produce invasive carcinomas.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Cervical Cancer Web Site Receives Excellence Award From International Academy of Visual Arts

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s cervical cancer web site Confess!, confess.preventcancer.org, received a 2011 Communicator Award of Excellence as part of the 17th Annual Communicator Awards. Confess!, dedicated to promoting cervical cancer awareness, educates and emphasizes the importance of early screening.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Endorses Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act

Today, the Prevent Cancer Foundation endorsed legislation that would initiate an effort to increase regulation of indoor tanning beds, which have been proven to greatly increase the likelihood of developing melanoma.

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“Don’t Fry Day” Kicks Off the Summer Season

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)—To combat the nation’s rising skin cancer rates, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is partnering with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to promote the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27 as “Don’t Fry Day.”  The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s new interactive web resource, “Save Your Skin”, is a great

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