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Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 16th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

Alexandria, Va. — On October 10 and 11, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVI: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease – On the Cusp of Transformation. The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging biomarkers. Attendees explore […]

Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach honored for leadership in National Lung Screening Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work leading the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the first large-scale clinical trial for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. The award was presented on October […]

Leaders in cancer prevention honored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

Photo Credit: Washington Talent FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, VA — On Thursday, April 25, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® recognized leaders in cancer prevention and early detection at the 2019 Dialogue for Action® Laurels Awards Luncheon. The Laurels Awards are presented annually to leaders in health equity, national leadership and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the loss of Dr. Paul Talalay, pioneer in nutrition as cancer prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® was saddened to learn of Dr. Paul Talalay’s death. Dr. Talalay was an endocrinologist who foresaw that food nutrients could reduce cancer risks long before most of his colleagues understood some cancers are preventable. The Foundation was a supporter of his work, funding some of his initial research on the benefits […]

New pathways to breast cancer prevention: A grantee spotlight

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to provide grant support to researchers working to expand what is known about cancer prevention and early detection. To kick off Cancer Prevention Month, we highlight a recent project that provides new hope and insight for early detection of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a highly aggressive form of breast […]

2018: A year in review

2018 was filled with new opportunities in cancer prevention and early detection, including new connections with communities across the country (and around the world!). We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of our highlights from the year. With your generosity, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® was able to provide grants for community cancer […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation hosts 15th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke  Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org  703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. — On November 5 and 6, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XV: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease (QIW). The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $300,000 in community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 12 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in communities across the U.S., from Los Angeles to Midlothian, Virginia. The projects were selected through a competitive grants […]

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 […]

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 […]