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Arlen Specter: Steadfast Champion of Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Throughout his long and distinguished career, Senator Arlen Specter was someone that you wanted on your side. Prevent Cancer Foundation and our colleagues in the health advocacy community are grateful that he was, as a steadfast champion of medical research. [caption id="attachment_8417" align="alignright" width="220"] U.S. Senator Arlen Specter[/caption] Throughout his term in the United States Senate, which spanned three decades, Senator Specter supported funding for biomedical research, embryonic stem cell research and access to quality care for ...

Researcher Takes Steps to Develop a Non-invasive Early Detection Test For Liver Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on August 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Surbhi Jain, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2009. As a fellow, Dr. Jain researched the development of a urine test for the early detection of liver cancer. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of liver cancer ...

Tanning Beds Directly Correlate to Skin Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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A major European study by the International Prevention Research Institute in France recently found extremely high rates of melanoma in young users of indoor tanning beds. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is strongly correlated with exposure to UV light. A number of studies conducted in northern European nations all concluded that increased UV exposure through indoor tanning beds is directly responsible for increased melanoma rates.  Researchers warned health officials of the dangers ...

New Laser Technology Used to Fight Tumors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Scientists at the University of Tennessee announced last week that advancements have been made in the field of cancer fighting laser technology. A team of biomedical engineers and physicists collaborated to create a laser that sends out ultra short pulses of light to specifically target a small region of cells. The pulses, sent at approximately every quadrillionth of a second, are precise enough to destroy small tumor tissues. Previous treatments have been limited since laser radiation ...