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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 […]

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg Talks Cancer Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards research grants and fellowships to scientists doing remarkable work in the fight against cancer. Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of Weill Cornell Medical College talks about his research in breast cancer made possible by the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon.

Cancer Screening Education in the Asian Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC, Inc.), collaborates with medical partners to develop educational materials on cancer screening in several languages and set up appointments for the Southeast […]

A Quest to Find a Biomarker for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer Metastasis

Early in her life, Dr. Dorray El-Ashry was hit hard by breast cancer, inspiring her to turn her interest in science and research into finding a cure for cancer. In high school, she saw the impact on two of her best friends when their mothers were treated for metastatic breast cancer, the spreading of cancer […]

Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Sun exposure and tanning beds might be the biggest risk factors for skin cancer, but they are not the only ones. Kidney transplant recipients have been linked to an increased risk for non-melanoma skin cancer following their transplant procedure. In new research funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Dr. Andrew Bostom, alongside his wife, is […]

Promising Research to Find Colorectal Cancer Early

This year, 135,000 people will be told they have colorectal cancer, and 50,000 people will pass away from this disease. To reduce the number of people affected by colorectal cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has invested millions of dollars into understanding how colorectal cancer develops and how it can be detected early. Funding research is […]

Cervical Cancer Screening Technology comes to Rwanda

What do a cancer researcher from New York City and a CEO from a biotech firm in Israel have in common?  They are both concerned about the incredibly high rate of cervical cancer in low-resource countries. And now, through a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation with funds that you donated to the sixth annual […]