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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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Prevent Cancer Foundation Presents 2011 Laurels Awards at 13th Annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening Conference

The Prevent Cancer Foundation presented the 2011 Laurels Awards to three recipients on March 25 at the 13th Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. The Cancer Prevention Laurels recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against colorectal cancer.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities.

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