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Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach honored for leadership in National Lung Screening Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work leading the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the first large-scale clinical trial for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. The award was presented on October […]

ICYMI: September 2, 2016

Feature Story Cancer researchers: It’s time to pay more attention to ‘miracle’ patients FRIDAY, August 26, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Call it luck — or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well […]

Markup scheduled tomorrow morning for House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Budget

In advance of markup, the House Appropriations Committee today released a draft of the bill. The draft bill would give $33.3 billion for National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $1.25 billion (3.9 percent) increase from the current level. The National Cancer Institute would receive $5.3 billion, an increase of $124 million (2.4 percent) from last […]

ICYMI: September 18, 2015

Feature Story Tracing the Changes in Cancer Prevention Research FRIDAY, September 11, 2015 (USA Today) — The federal government plays an essential role in funding medical research in the United States, primarily through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With a current budget of $29.9 billion, funding levels at NIH have been stagnant since 2003 (and […]

Reconnecting at ASCO 2015

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded nearly 450 early career scientists with grants and fellowships in cancer prevention and early detection over the past 30 years. We had the pleasure of meeting one of those scientists over the weekend at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. This conference brings together oncology […]

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the […]

Calling All Basketball Fans! Turn the Big Dance into a Fundraiser

March Madness is back! It’s the biggest month for college basketball as 68 teams enter the NCAA tournament in hopes of winning the national title. This year don’t just watch the competition, get involved while supporting a great cause! How? Simply turn watching the games into a friendly competition and a great fundraiser.

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: 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 […]