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Clinical trials and the human experience

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on May 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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This blog post was originally published on the PACE blog. This year alone, approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 585,000 people will die from the disease. One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Currently the second leading cause of death in this country, by 2030 cancer will surpass heart disease as the number one killer. These statistics are well known, but nonetheless troubling. They ...

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on February 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Prevent Cancer is proud to announce our six newly funded researchers in cancer prevention and early detection! 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 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 Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Living and thriving behind a screen doesn’t mean you’re not making an impact. Tell anyone who disagrees that Awesome Games Done Quick raised over $1 million for cancer prevention and early detection in seven days. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live streamed speed running marathon organized by Speed Demos Archive that raises funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Speed running involves playing video games as fast as possible. Many gamers have “shticks” to accompany ...

2013 GLCC lung cancer survey gauges symptom awareness, smoking prevalence

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to a recent survey investigating awareness of lung cancer symptoms and smoking prevalence, over 70% of surveyed Americans could name symptoms of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women. The survey also found that overall, 18% of people were current smokers while 56% had never smoked regularly. Among the other notable findings were that American women are more likely to say that they have never smoked than ...