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Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Liona Chan, Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The National Museum for Women in the Arts, hosted the “Empowering Women on Prevention” panel on October 2. The lively discussion focused on empowering women and the steps they can take to reduce the risks of cancer. WUSA 9 TV anchor and Prevent Cancer sustaining board member Andrea Roane moderated the panel, that featured three amazing women who shared a wide spectrum of knowledge on women’s health issues ...

Freefest 2K12—Music+Cancer Prevention Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on October 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s booth at Virgin Mobile Live Freefest this past Saturday was a huge success! For those of you unfamiliar with Freefest, it is a huge music festival held at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD. An estimated 35,000 people attended this year, and we were able to spread the word about the Prevent Cancer Foundation to thousands of people at the event! [caption id="attachment_8256" align="alignright" width="276"] Prevent Cancer staff from L to R: ...

Researcher Takes Steps to Develop a Non-invasive Early Detection Test For Liver Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on August 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Surbhi Jain, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2009. As a fellow, Dr. Jain researched the development of a urine test for the early detection of liver cancer. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of liver cancer ...

An iPhone App for Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A new free app developed at the University of Michigan allows users to use their phone’s camera to detect early signs of skin cancer. UMSkinCheck guides users through a series of 23 photos to take of their body parts as a basis for comparison should cancerous moles or lesions appear. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 2 million new diagnoses of skin cancer in the Unites States this year and 76,250 cases of ...