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Combining Friends, Family & Poker to Fund Cancer Research

It’s Wednesday night in New York. What do you do?  If you’re Michele and Drew Figdor, you combine your love of entertaining and poker with supporting a good cause. What initially started in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer® poker tournament hosted by […]

Lung Cancer Screening Advances: Life-Saving Information the At-Risk Need to Know

Earlier this month, the big news about the 20% reduction in lung cancer in a high-risk population that took part in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has been widely covered by the media.  In the wake of the announced positive results of early detection of lung cancer with spiral CT scans, a number of commentators […]

CT Scans Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

This morning the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale, NCI-sponsored test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable stages. More than 53,000 people at high risk of developing lung cancer were screened by either chest X-ray […]

Clearing the Air on Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Did you know lung cancer kills more people per year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined? While it is true that not smoking is a major way to prevent lung cancer, we want to clear the air on a few other important preventive measures one can take to stay healthy. And there’s no […]

Claim That Cancer Is Purely Man-Made Disease Tells Only Half the Story

A friend sent me a recent controversial study by the University of Manchester in Britain that stated: “Cancer is a man-made disease.”  This assertion was based on the researchers finding no evidence of cancer in Egyptian remains stretching back thousands of years, which led them to conclude that cancer is something that happened with the dawn […]

Breast cancer: From the Lab to the Living Room

This month the nation is awash in pink and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is doing its part to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection through funded research, outreach and education programs. Over its history, the Foundation has funded 75 breast cancer research projects. These important studies have ranged from biomarkers and imaging research to […]

Research for Early Detection

Yu Chen, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Maryland I am deeply grateful to the Prevent Cancer Foundation for supporting my research career in optical imaging for early cancer detection. Previously, I was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2004-2006. This was my first research grant and was a critical learning […]

An Idea that has Contributed Greatly to Cancer Prevention

Paul A. Bunn, Jr., M.D. Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Colorado Denver Congratulations on your Silver jubilee!  It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Prevent Cancer Foundation since its inception. It was a great idea then and it has contributed greatly to the fight against cancer, most importantly its […]

"Who's Who" in Cancer Prevention

Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. CEO American Association for Cancer Research …the list of awardees reads like a veritable “who’s who” in cancer prevention. Congradulations to you and the Foundation’s board of trustees in celebrating this Silver Jubilee year! It is hard to believe that you have reached this milestone but not difficult to recognize the […]

Breast Cancer Research Q&A with Dr. Yu Chen

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the Foundation is highlighting the research of Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Chen received a two-year grant from the Foundation beginning in January 2009. His research focuses on developing high-resolution, multi-modal optical imaging techniques that can accurately guide biopsy […]