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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 […]

Catching up with Dr. Bosland's Prostate Cancer Research

This year an estimated 220,800 men in the United States will be told they have prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to share some of the exciting research the Prevent Cancer Foundation is funding to help prevent prostate cancer or detect it earlier, when treatment is more successful.

Research progress report: Frizzled 9 and lung cancer chemoprevention

Every year, lung cancer leads to more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,2601 Americans were expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. The Foundation is committed to lung cancer prevention research and currently supports five researchers studying different aspects of preventing this deadly disease. […]

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 […]

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 […]