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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 […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® Awards $250,000 in Community Grants

Underserved communities across the country receive funds for cancer prevention and early detection programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                             September 8, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer education and screening in communities across […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $250,000 in community grants

Organizations across the country are doing extraordinary work to get at-risk communities the education and screenings they need to prevent cancer or detect it early. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to award $250,000 to 10 projects through the community grants program to improve education and screening rates. This year’s projects range from the beaches […]

Are e-cigarettes safer than traditional cigarettes? New study aims to find out

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been growing in popularity the past few years, especially among teenagers who have never smoked regular cigarettes. The fun and fruity flavors of e-cigarettes, along with the perception that they are a healthier way to smoke, has enticed young non-smokers to pick up the habit. Though likely less toxic than traditional […]

Working to prevent esophageal cancer

Nearly 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer this year alone. One cause of this disease is a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, a change in the cells that line the esophagus due to heartburn or reflux, which over time can develop into esophageal cancer. Millions of Americans have Barrett’s esophagus and undergo repeated screening […]