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Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 2

Posted by Rebecca Evans on April 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - We introduced three of our seven new research awardees in an earlier post: Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Now, meet the remaining four: Ying Fu, Ph.D., Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early detection Stacy Park, Ph.D., M.S. Kathryn Taylor, Ph.D., Richard C. Devereaux Outstanding Investigator Award in Lung Cancer Prevention Recently, we asked these four awardees to discuss their interest in cancer and the impact of this funding on their future research. Ying Fu, Ph.D., Georgetown University Named Award: Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection What he will study: Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Liver Cancer Prevention What led to your interest in liver cancer research? “Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer–related deaths worldwide; it already took two friends from me. I am going to fight back using my research as a weapon.” How will funding from the Prevent Cancer Foundation further your research? “The funding from the Prevent Cancer Foundation provides a good opportunity for ...

‘Pinning’ my way to prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 19th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, especially for collecting quotes. This week, I pinned some of my favorite motivational quotes and pictures on Prevent Cancer's Word to inspire Pinterest Board. Start your day off right with these inspirational thoughts - I hope they help you be your healthiest self today. 1. "The greatest wealth is health." -Virgil 2. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn 3. "No ...

Quest for 10,000 steps

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - As a public health professional, I have been behind messages to improve health, especially those encouraging physical activity. Plus, have you seen this article about the health hazards of sitting? I decided to challenge myself to achieve the recommended 10,000 steps-a-day. I documented my progress over the last two weeks, in the hope that, you too, will join me in this quest for 10,000 steps. In order to track my progress, I invested in a Fitbit, ...

Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...