Research Overview

Research Overview

Since 1986, you have helped fund Funding_Button_Blueover 500 grants to early-career scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health.

The 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 $50,000 a year for two years.

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

With your support, the Foundation awards research grants and fellowships to promising early-career scientists with novel hypotheses for prevention and early detection. The funding is critical to the future of cancer prevention as it 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.

Research Videos

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Weill Cornell Medical College, talks about his research on the relationship between inflammation and breast cancer risk. This promising project could be a step toward developing a blood test that identifies women who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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