The Prevent Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 1985 and is the only nonprofit in the United States focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. With your help, the Foundation has invested nearly $142 million in support of cancer prevention nationwide through research, education, advocacy and outreach. While most groups were focused on cures and treatment, our work sparked the conversation on the possibility of preventing cancer.

 The basis of our work comes from our four pillars:


The 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.

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The Foundation advocates for policies at the federal level, within Congress and the Administration that support these priorities.

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, works hard to provide everyone with the information they need to keep themselves and their families cancer-free. Through its initiatives and programs, the Foundation encourages people of all ages to take charge of their health by making smart lifestyle and nutrition choices, seeing their doctor regularly for checkups and health screenings, and monitoring their bodies for any changes that should be brought to the attention of medical professionals.

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Cancer prevention and early detection outreach to all populations is an important part of the mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. For many years, the Foundation has been active in the community through its outreach programs promoting prevention and early detection. These outreach efforts include:

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Our Programs


The Foundation advocates for policies at the federal level, within Congress and the Administration that support these priorities

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Community Grants

Launched in 2006, the Community Grants program fulfills the mission of both education and community outreach.

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Campeonas Breast Health Outreach

Interested in offering culturally appropriate educational outreach for breast-cancer screening for Latinas.

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Celebremos La Vida!

¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!)

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Check Your Mate

Early detection of some cancers doesn’t seem to fit into the equation of romance but it can and it can be fun!

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Congressional Families

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program is a bipartisan, bicameral initiative of congressional spouses and other family members to increase the public’s understanding of cancer prevention and early detection in their home states and nationwide.

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Dialogue For Action

Since 2002, the Dialogue for Action® , an annual national conference, has brought together a diverse group of health professionals and survivor advocates.

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Quantitative Imaging Workshop

Since 2003, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has hosted a series of annual workshops.

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Since the program’s inception in 1996, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has supported the program to increase access to mammography services.

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Prevent Cancer Super Colon

The Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM is an interactive educational tool traveling to communities all across America.

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Save Your Skin

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, and it’s the most preventable cancer.

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State Fairs

What comes to mind when you think of state fairs?

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