Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded $560,000 this year for groundbreaking cancer prevention and early detection research to seven early career scientists at renowned institutions across the country. Six $80,000 two-year grants and one fellowship were awarded in the Foundation’s spring grant cycle. The Foundation has awarded over $19 million for cancer research since 1985.
The spring research cycle recipients include:
W. Martin Kast, PhD, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (Grant)
Developing a test that could detect and diagnose women with ovarian cancer at an early stage.
Joel Mason, MD, Tufts University (Grant)
Exploring the relationship between obesity and cancer, and providing several potential targets for cancer prevention.
Ligi Paul, PhD, Tufts University (Grant)
How genetic variations can affect the body’s use of folic acid that may increase cancer risk.
Sharon Pine, PhD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Grant)
Determining whether a non-invasive blood test will predict those who are at increased risk of developing lung cancer and ultimately identifying those at high risk before their cancer starts or is in its earliest stages when it is more likely to be curable.
Josanne Sousa, PhD, Vanderbilt University (Fellowship)
Potentially will lead to the development of minimally invasive tests that will improve the early detection of gastric cancer.
Susan Steck, PhD, University of South Carolina (Grant)
Examining whether diet reduces inflammation and the association of a new dietary inflammation index with breast and colorectal cancer risk.
Meredith Tennis, PhD, University of Colorado—Denver (Grant)
Identifying lung cancer patients who are more likely to respond to chemopreventive treatments for treatment.
“The Prevent Cancer Foundation remains committed to furthering cancer prevention and early detection by funding early career researchers who represent the future of the cancer research,” said Jan Bresch, Prevent Cancer Foundation Executive V.P. and C.O.O. “Many of the early career researchers we have funded over the years have gone on to become ‘superstars’ in the field of cancer research, expanding our knowledge of how to prevent, or detect cancer early when it is most treatable.”
About The Prevent Cancer Foundation:
Founded in 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. The Foundation seeks to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide.
For more information, please visit http://www.preventcancer.org.