Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by PCF Admin on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the field of prostate cancer research? Prostate cancer has a huge number of diagnosed cases (around 180,000) per year. On one hand, prostate cancer has some established detection approaches built around the PSA test.  After nearly 30 years of helping to identify prostate cancer, there are increasingly recognized issues for the PSA test, for example, false positive results.  A test with more accurate performance is needed for prostate cancer diagnosis and detection of those with a life-threatening disease. On the other hand, prostate cancer has been one of the most studied cancers in the US; a huge body of knowledge has been obtained in the past 30 years.  This has created the “perfect storm” for translational researchers like myself.  The body of knowledge will help us to ...

A Healthy Competition With the Boss – It’s All For Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - The latest quandary that I’ve found myself in will come as no surprise to my friends and family members who are reading this. I have a big mouth; this is just a fact of life. In spite of the fact that I have already promised to recruit 10 team members, raise $5,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k and lose 30 lbs by September 24, I got the bright idea to issue a friendly office ...

Atlanta Hosts Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Eileen Sexton, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications on June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Foundation had the incredible opportunity to exhibit the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on June 15th. Centennial Park, in the heart of downtown “Hotlanta”, is a gathering place for so many people to enjoy and celebrate, since it is one of the city’s 1996 Olympic Games’ host legacy projects. The Olympic torch has been extinguished for more than a decade now, but the park provides a unique and ...

Stylish and Sun-Safe: Baby Photo Contest Winner Announced

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen and Liona Chan, Communication Associates on June 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - Congratulations to baby Gracie, 1 y.o., from Rochester, MI. You won the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook! To celebrate Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month this May, the Foundation launched a “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook to spread the word about the importance of protecting babies’ delicate skin from the sun. We asked for pictures of your babies protected from the sun by sporting stylish sun hats. Thanks to all those ...