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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 […]

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 […]

Research progress report: Obesity and colorectal cancer risk

Joel Mason, M.D., at Tufts University was awarded the Marvin M. Davis Research Award in Colorectal Cancer by the Prevent Cancer Foundation last year for his project on obesity and colorectal cancer risk. Below is an update on his project as he marks the halfway point. What led to your interest in colorectal cancer prevention […]

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 […]

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1

Prevent Cancer is proud to announce our six newly funded researchers in cancer prevention and early detection! 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 Ying Fu, Ph.D., Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention […]

Scientists at four Universities to share $480,000 in Research Grants

Prevent Cancer Foundation Awards $80,000 Grants for Cancer Prevention Research. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2014 MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Merson (703) 519-2107 desk (202) 578-8618 mobile Melissa.Merson@preventcancer.org (Alexandria, Va.) – Scientists at four major universities have been awarded 2-year $80,000 grants to fund early research in cancer prevention, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced today. The […]