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Investing in early-career research is a key component of the Prevent Cancer Foundation's vision. Our focus is on high-risk, high-reward research projects.

Over 30 years of funding early-career researchersSince 1986, you have helped fund grants to early-career scientists from  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.

With your support, the Foundation awards research grants and fellowships to promising 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 proposals are reviewed by members of the distinguished Scientific Review Panel, who work for renowned institutions, including 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. Researchers who are awarded grants and fellowships will receive $50,000 a year for two years.

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Video | Mar 15, 2018Prevent Cancer Foundation® Research Grant and Fellowship Recipient – Dr. Susan Steck
News | Nov 30, 2017Tobacco use is more than a “bad habit.” It’s a social justice issue
News | Sep 8, 2017Prevent Cancer Foundation® Awards $250,000 in Community Grants
News | Sep 7, 2017Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $250,000 in community grants
News | Aug 31, 2017Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? New study aims to find out
News | Jul 6, 2017Working to prevent esophageal cancer
Video | Jan 31, 2017Dr. Andrew Dannenberg Talks Cancer Prevention
Video | Jan 5, 2017Cancer Screening Education in the Asian Community
News | Aug 15, 2016A Quest to Find a Biomarker for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer Metastasis
News | Jun 2, 2016Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients
News | Mar 29, 2016Promising Research to Find Colorectal Cancer Early
News | Nov 19, 2015Cervical Cancer Screening Technology comes to Rwanda
News | Sep 23, 2015Catching up with Dr. Bosland's Prostate Cancer Research
News | Jan 29, 2015Research progress report: Frizzled 9 and lung cancer chemoprevention
News | Nov 24, 2014Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer
News | Oct 29, 2014Research progress report: Folic acid and breast cancer risk
News | Sep 25, 2014Research progress report: Identifying a biomarker for ovarian cancer early detection
News | Jun 30, 2014Research progress report: Obesity and colorectal cancer risk
News | Jun 5, 2014Researcher progress report: The impact of diet on breast and colorectal cancers
News | Apr 21, 2014Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 2
News | Feb 7, 2014Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1
News | Dec 19, 2013Research: An investment in the future
News | Sep 26, 2013Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early
News | Aug 22, 2013Research opens doors
News | Jun 28, 2013A daily dose of sunscreen may fight aging
News | Jun 28, 2013U.S. smoking rate drops to 18 percent
News | Jun 28, 2013HPV vaccine proving effective
News | Jun 28, 2013Healthy fats reduce prostate cancer spread
News | Jun 28, 2013AMA declares obesity a disease
News | May 21, 2013HPV may trigger lung cancer: New study
News | May 3, 2013Researcher studies breast cancer screening and whether more is always better
News | Apr 4, 2013Heart health = Cancer prevention
News | Apr 4, 2013Dramatic increase in anal cancer cases and deaths
News | Apr 4, 2013Night shift workers face greater risk for ovarian cancer
News | Mar 5, 2013Researcher Q & A: Researcher examines how message framing and emotions effect screening decisions
News | Feb 26, 2013Diet soda may cause diabetes risk

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