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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 ...

5k Walk/Run & health fair are not to be missed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5 days and counting! This coming Sunday, September 21, marks the 6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run is a family (and dog!) friendly event focused on promoting healthy living. Participants run or walk along the Capitol Riverfront boardwalk and through Yards Park, enjoying scenic views along the way. We know that you’re pumped for the 5k, but the excitement doesn’t end there. The health fair on the stadium concourse before and ...

Saying thanks at the Prevent Cancer 5k

Posted by Lesley Marlin, Guest Blogger on September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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After recently celebrating eight years of being cancer free, I have so much to be thankful for. My family and I are participating in the 5k Walk/Run at Nationals Park on September 21 as a small expression of our gratitude to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Without Prevent Cancer, I would not be where I am today. In August 2006, at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was a complete shock. I ...

Focus on prevention

Posted by Georgia M. Hurst, Guest Blogger on September 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Both of my older brothers had colon cancer; the oldest died at 36 and the other lost his colon at 48. This was when my family learned that we hold the mutation for Lynch syndrome. Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases your risk for a dozen different early onset cancers, particularly cancers of the colon and rectum. My particular mutation also holds implications for cancer of the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, upper ...