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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at […]

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 […]

An Impossible Dream Becomes Reality

Larry Norton, M.D. Deputy Physician in Chief, Breast Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center In my opinion one of the most remarkable achievements of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is the leadership it has shown over the past quarter century in transforming cancer prevention from an “impossible dream” into a tenable reality. This took insight, courage, persistence, skill, […]

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 […]

Nurturing a Generation of Cancer Prevention Scientists

Bernard Levin, M.D. University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! I have long known of the important work of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  For many years, I have served on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board and it has been my honor and privilege to co-chair its Scientific Review Panel since […]

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 […]

Betty Gallo: The Making of a Prostate Cancer Advocate

I met my husband, the late Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11) on August 26, 1986. I had my doubts about politicians, but Dean restored my faith in them. The first 6 years were great, but in February 1992 everything changed. Dean was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Dean’s PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was 883; the traditional PSA […]

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 […]