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Investing in early-career research is a key component of the Prevent Cancer Foundation's vision. Our focus is on high-risk, high-reward research projects.

Over 30 years of funding early-career researchersSince 1986, you have helped fund grants to early-career scientists from  leading academic medical centers nationwide. The grants and fellowships selection process utilizes a research proposal review system similar to that of the National Institutes of Health.

With your support, the Foundation awards research grants and fellowships to promising scientists with novel hypotheses for prevention and early detection. The funding is critical to the future of cancer prevention as it fosters the next generation of cancer prevention research, creates a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements and provides the necessary support for researchers to move toward independent research careers.

Research proposals are reviewed by members of the distinguished Scientific Review Panel, who work for renowned institutions, including the National Cancer Institute, Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Johns Hopkins Cancer Center, Rush University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors approves funding for grants and fellowships. Researchers who are awarded grants and fellowships will receive $50,000 a year for two years.



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