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Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her career. 1.  What led you to the field of tobacco-related cancer research? As a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, I was ...

Gaming for Good: Charity Video Game Marathon Raises Over $145,000 for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on January 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Opposable thumbs have served the human race well throughout history, providing important advances such as fine motor skills, the development of tools, becoming the most dominant species on the planet… and the ability to text. Opposable thumbs are also useful for playing video games and for raising over $145,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_6243" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Gaming to "Stop Cancer Before It Starts!" SDA member at work"][/caption] That’s right! Members of Speed Demos Archive ...

Researcher Q & A with Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on December 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_6109" align="alignright" width="166" caption="Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison"][/caption] The Foundation is proud to highlight the breast cancer research of Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Trepanier received a two-year grant from the Foundation in spring 2008 to examine whether specific enzymes present in the human breast are associated with breast cancer risk. What led you to the field of breast cancer research? I began my career by ...

Teen Wins $100K Cancer Research Prize

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A 17 year-old California student, Angela Zhang, won the top individual honor at the Siemens Foundation’s annual high school science competition for creating a precise cancer fighting particle. The particle improves on current cancer treatments because it can deliver drugs directly to tumor cells, avoiding any damage to healthy cells. The particle is able to release the drug by laser activation avoiding more invasive procedures. Zhang said her research was partially motivated by her family’s loss of ...