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Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the surgeon general had never addressed the prevalence of skin cancer. He added that treatment costs could be cut by $27 ...

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 ...