Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

25th Anniversary

First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so ...

Foundation Finds Creative Ways to Fulfill Mission

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
Richard G. Pestell, M.D.,PhD

Richard G. Pestell, M.D., PhD Director, Kimmel Cancer Center "In the twenty-five years since its inception, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has become increasingly skilled at formulating more and more creative ways to fulfill its self-assigned mission: educationally empowering people to avert the suffering and death caused by cancer, especially those cancers that are preventable through lifestyle changes and preclusive health checks." Read the entire article on the Prevent Cancer Foundation Web site.   Editor’s Note: This post is  part of ...

A Significant Moment in My Life…

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
Kathy Nucifora

I have been proud to work with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and am thankful for the purpose that the experiences have added to my life. Everyone has a few significant moments in their lives that seem to steer us forward along our careers. One such moment for me was after a long, hard, hot day of work at the Bob Dole Health Awareness Booth at the Kansas State Fair. The man (with his wife) was in his ...

Health Care Reform Builds on Foundation’s Work

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui Congresswomen (CA-05) Without the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the future of cancer research and prevention would be much less bright. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club.  As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people ...