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Tanning Beds Directly Correlate to Skin Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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A major European study by the International Prevention Research Institute in France recently found extremely high rates of melanoma in young users of indoor tanning beds. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is strongly correlated with exposure to UV light. A number of studies conducted in northern European nations all concluded that increased UV exposure through indoor tanning beds is directly responsible for increased melanoma rates.  Researchers warned health officials of the dangers ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation attends the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Posted by Lisa Hughes on June 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Earlier this month, Prevent Cancer Foundation leadership and staff attended the 2012 ASCO annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.  Represented by Carolyn Aldigé (President and Founder), Carolyn Schmidt (Managing Director of Development) and Lisa Hughes (Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy) the Foundation joined approximately 30,000 other individuals representing the oncology, advocacy and corporate communities. The weekend centered on the work that we are all doing across the spectrum of oncology. [caption id="attachment_7417" align="alignright" width="300"] Senior Director of ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...

Researcher Q&A with Dr. Raymond Konger

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on March 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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In spring 2007, Dr. Raymond Konger was awarded a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support his research on skin cancer. Now an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Dermatology at Indiana University, Dr. Konger continues his research, stating, “My focus on cancer prevention is based on the idea that the best way to treat a cancer is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.” Tell us about your research examining ...