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The state of lung cancer research in the United States

The state of lung cancer research in the United States Lung cancer significantly lags behind other cancers in research dollars New research has found the United States ranks first out of 24 in terms of the top countries researching lung cancer[i]. However, lung cancer research in the U.S. significantly lags behind other cancer sites in […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $250,000 grant to cancer prevention researcher

Funds support Andrew Dannenberg, MD in research of critical blood test WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded a research grant to Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and the Henry R. Erle, M.D.-Roberts Family Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. […]

Building on opportunities in cancer research

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges […]

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we […]

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Research progress report: Folic acid and breast cancer risk

We’re donning our brightest shades of pink this month to raise awareness of breast cancer. This year, an estimated 232,670 women and 2,360 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Nearly 40,430 people will die of the disease. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Ligi Paul, PhD, of […]

Research progress report: Identifying a biomarker for ovarian cancer early detection

(photo: Dr. Kast and his team dramatize attacking a cancer cell) The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research in cancer prevention and early detection and has provided funding for more than 480 grants or fellowships at more than 150 of the most prestigious academic institutions and medical centers across the country. The goal of the Prevent […]

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Researcher progress report: The impact of diet on breast and colorectal cancers

Susan Steck, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the University of South Carolina was awarded the Prevent Cancer Foundation – Living in Pink grant last year for her project, “Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers.” Now that she’s a little over a year into her two-year study, we asked for an update on her […]

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 2

We introduced three of our seven new research awardees in an earlier post: Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Now, meet the remaining four: Ying […]

Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., […]

Free webcast on cancer funding – February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST

We regret to inform you that the Prevent Cancer Foundation webcast “Funding Cancer Research in an Era of Fiscal Restraint” that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST must be canceled due to the impending snowstorm on the East Coast. Thank you for your interest and we will be […]