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Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé joins expert panel to discuss ways to move forward on lung cancer screenings

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be speaking on an expert panel tomorrow, December 13, in San Francisco. Aldigé was invited to speak on the panel organized by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by Scott D. Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Malin, M.D., Ph.D. and Sean D. Sullivan, Ph.D. The panel will discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations for annual low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for ...

Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Ehsan Samei, PhD, is Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Division Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Samei received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research stereo imaging as a new technique for the early detection of breast cancer. We ...

Research opens doors

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs Administration on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The application cycle for Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Research Grant and Fellowship Program just closed, and, while we gear up to review these new applications, we thought we’d check in with our 2012 awardees and see how they’re doing in their first year of research! For those unfamiliar with our grant and fellowship program, we awarded seven researchers from across the country with two years of funding to conduct research using innovative technology and fresh approaches ...

HPV vaccine proving effective

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has decreased the incidence of the cancer-causing virus among teenage girls by 56 percent since the vaccine was approved in 2006. Despite these striking results, vaccination rates are still low in the U.S. Only one-third of teenage girls have received the full three-dose series of the HPV vaccine. Doctors aren't sure why the decline in HPV infections is so great, but believe it could be the result of herd immunity, in ...