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“Who’s Who” in Cancer Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Margaret Foti, PhD, MD

Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. CEO American Association for Cancer Research ...the list of awardees reads like a veritable "who's who" in cancer prevention. Congradulations to you and the Foundation's board of trustees in celebrating this Silver Jubilee year! It is hard to believe that you have reached this milestone but not difficult to recognize the very special contibutions that you and the Foundation have made to cancer prevention, research and education. Twenty-five years ago we may have looked very ...

Betty Gallo: The Making of a Prostate Cancer Advocate

Posted by Betty Gallo, Founder, The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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I met my husband, the late Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11) on August 26, 1986. I had my doubts about politicians, but Dean restored my faith in them. The first 6 years were great, but in February 1992 everything changed. Dean was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Dean’s PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was 883; the traditional PSA level of 4.0 is considered a reasonable threshold for further evaluation. The cancer had already spread to his bones. As Dean ...

Breast Cancer Research Q&A with Dr. Yu Chen

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager of Research Administration and Community Outreach on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Influx Brochure Photos 2008

With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the Foundation is highlighting the research of Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Chen received a two-year grant from the Foundation beginning in January 2009. His research focuses on developing high-resolution, multi-modal optical imaging techniques that can accurately guide biopsy procedures to improve test results so that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an earlier stage. We asked Dr. Chen the ...

First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so ...