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Researcher Q&A with Pak Kin Wong, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on August 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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This month the Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Pak Kin Wong, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2008. His research focused on identifying compounds that could inhibit and prevent cancer tumor formation. We asked Dr. Wong about his work and the importance of funding cancer prevention and early detection research. 1.  What led you to the field of ...

Wine May Help Prevent Skin Damage

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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If you’re looking for another way to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation this summer, look no further than a glass of wine. A recent study has shown that grape derivatives found in wine can help prevent cell and skin damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun, reducing sunburn and potentially even preventing skin cancer. It’s no substitute for sunscreen, but there’s nothing wrong with drinking wine in moderation to help keep your ...

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted by Gina Artioli, NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Communication Specialist on July 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Peak Vista, a 2011 community grantee, operates 19 outpatient health centers in Colorado, providing high quality health care to low-income, uninsured and under-insured families since 1971, including free skin cancer screenings. Over 420 Colorado Springs and surrounding area residents turned out for an annual skin screening in May, recognizing the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer protection. This was the largest turnout since it began - up over 150% from prior years. The ...