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Research: An investment in the future

Posted by Rebecca Evans on December 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Jenny Twesten

Research - Funding research is an important step in understanding cancer and ways to prevent it. Without the financial support for researchers to develop and test innovative new theories or interventions, how can we move the field forward? That’s where the Prevent Cancer Foundation comes in. Each year, outstanding young scientists submit their research proposals to our grant and fellowship program. They are then given thoughtful review by our review panel, comprised of leaders in cancer prevention research. The most meritorious proposals are sent to Prevent Cancer’s Board of Directors for discussion and approval, which then provides the approved projects with funding of $40,000 annually over two years. What sets our funding apart from the rest is our commitment to investing in the future of cancer prevention research. Early-career researchers depend on preliminary data collected through awards like ours to build strong proposals for further funding from institutions like the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of our past researchers, Dr. Anna Giuliano, was awarded a Prevent Cancer grant for research that laid the foundation for the development of the HPV vaccine. [caption id="attachment_12546" align="alignleft" width="131"] James L. Mulshine, MD[/caption] It is clear that funding young researchers with innovative ideas is a worthwhile cause. James L. ...

Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé joins expert panel to discuss ways to move forward on lung cancer screenings

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Foundation News - Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be speaking on an expert panel tomorrow, December 13, in San Francisco. Aldigé was invited to speak on the panel organized by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by Scott D. Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Malin, M.D., Ph.D. and Sean D. Sullivan, Ph.D. The panel will discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations for annual low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

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Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6. 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 7. 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring green beans and water to ...

Double your impact in time for New Year’s

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 11th, 2013 | No Comments »

Foundation News - December is a time for caring and giving from shopping for holiday presents to spending time with friends and loved ones. We have good news: due to a large grant, every donation between now and Tuesday, December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. You will also receive a charitable deduction if you donate before the end of 2013. There is no better gift than the gift of cancer prevention and early detection - each year, ...