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Prevent Cancer Foundation® Research Grant and Fellowship Recipient – Dr. Susan Steck

Dr. Susan Steck received research funding from the Prevent Cancer Foundation® Research Program in 2003 for a fellowship while at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and in 2014 for a grant while at the University of South Carolina. She examined the “Dietary and Inflammatory Index” and concluded that consuming a more plant-based […]

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Tobacco use is more than a “bad habit.” It’s a social justice issue

The number of teens smoking little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs) is growing at an alarming rate, particularly among African-Americans―a group with higher cancer incidence and death rates than other ethnicities. LCCs are tobacco products that are inhaled like cigarettes and are similar in size, shape and filtering. LCCs also have the same health risks as […]

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Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? New study aims to find out

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been growing in popularity the past few years, especially among teenagers who have never smoked regular cigarettes. The fun and fruity flavors of e-cigarettes, along with the perception that they are a healthier way to smoke, has enticed young non-smokers to pick up the habit. Though likely less toxic than traditional […]

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Working to prevent esophageal cancer

Nearly 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year alone. One cause of this disease is a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, a change in the cells that line the esophagus due to heartburn or reflux, which over time can develop into esophageal cancer. Millions of Americans have Barrett’s esophagus and undergo repeated screening […]

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg Talks Cancer Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards research grants and fellowships to scientists doing remarkable work in the fight against cancer. Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of Weill Cornell Medical College talks about his research in breast cancer made possible by the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon.

Cancer Screening Education in the Asian Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC, Inc.), collaborates with medical partners to develop educational materials on cancer screening in several languages and set up appointments for the Southeast […]

Breast Cancer Education in the Latina Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. One of the recipients this year, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, provides breast health education to Latina women in Camden County, New Jersey.

A Quest to Find a Biomarker for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Early in her life, Dr. Dorray El-Ashry was hit hard by breast cancer, inspiring her to turn her interest in science and research into finding a cure for cancer. In high school, she saw the impact on two of her best friends when their mothers were treated for metastatic breast cancer, the spreading of cancer […]

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Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Sun exposure and tanning beds might be the biggest risk factors for skin cancer, but they are not the only ones. Kidney transplant recipients have been linked to an increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancer following their transplant procedure. In new research funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Dr. Andrew Bostom, alongside his wife, is […]