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Calling All Basketball Fans! Turn the Big Dance into a Fundraiser

Posted by Jessie Edington on March 12th, 2015 | No Comments »

March Madness is back! It’s the biggest month for college basketball as 68 teams enter the NCAA tournament in hopes of winning the national title. This year don’t just watch the competition, get involved while supporting a great cause! How? Simply turn watching the games into a friendly competition and a great fundraiser.

Research progress report: Frizzled 9 and lung cancer chemoprevention

Posted by Jenny Twesten on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Every year, lung cancer leads to more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,2601 Americans were expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. The Foundation is committed to lung cancer prevention research and currently supports five researchers studying different aspects of preventing this deadly disease. One of these researchers is Meredith Tennis, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Denver. Her project focuses on Frizzled 9, a ...

Research progress report: Folic acid and breast cancer risk

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Manager, Research Administration and Conference Planning on October 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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We’re donning our brightest shades of pink this month to raise awareness of breast cancer. This year, an estimated 232,670 women and 2,360 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Nearly 40,430 people will die of the disease. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Ligi Paul, PhD, of Tufts University to give us an update on her study of folic acid and breast cancer risk. Dr. Paul’s project is one of ...

Research progress report: Identifying a biomarker for ovarian cancer early detection

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Manager, Research Administration and Conference Planning on September 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Dr. Kast and his team dramatize attacking a cancer cell) The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research in cancer prevention and early detection and has provided funding for more than 480 grants or fellowships at more than 150 of the most prestigious academic institutions and medical centers across the country. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Program is to identify and fund innovative projects with potential to make substantial contributions to cancer prevention and ...