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Cancer Prevention Institute of California
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H Medical Research
H30 Cancer Research
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Federal grants; typically NIH and NCI.
State grants and contracts.
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) is dedicated to preventing cancer and reducing the burden of cancer where it cannot yet be prevented. It is the only center in the United States dedicated solely to cancer prevention research.
Sally Glaser, Ph.D.
This year, more than 140,800 Californians will be diagnosed with cancer—the equivalent of 16 new cases every hour, every day. One in two Californians will experience cancer sometime in their lives. Cancer kills more children in California from birth to age 14 than any other disease. As CEO of the nation’s largest group of researchers dedicated solely to cancer prevention research, I believe we should be doing even more to stop cancer before it starts. Our best hope for stopping cancer is to understand what causes cancer and, from there, create the interventions that will arrest the development of cancer.
Determining why cancers develop so they can then be prevented is the primary focus of CPIC. Our work addresses many cancers, although we have especially deep expertise in breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, colorectal cancer, and several others. You may review our research studies by visiting our website and clicking on “Research Programs & Studies.”
More support for cancer prevention research will help us stop cancer before it begins so people can avoid the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer treatment. We applaud President Obama’s “…largest investment ever in preventive [cancer] care because that’s one of the best ways to keep our people healthy and our costs under control…” We believe that a truly effective response to the cancer epidemic requires funding that allows us to identify more and better prevention interventions; that will broaden the academic, public, and private connections that accelerate research; that will draw the next generation of researchers to the cancer prevention field; and that allow us to do more extensive cancer education and outreach to more people.
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California Teachers Study (CTS)
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California Teachers Study website: http://www.calteachersstudy.org(http://www.calteachersstudy.org/)
The California Teachers Study (CTS), a collaborative study conducted by the Northern California Cancer Center, City of Hope, University of Southern California, the University of California at Irvine, and the California Cancer Registry, is one of the largest, longitudinal cohort studies in the United States. Begun in 1995, it follows 133,479 female teachers and school administrators.
Originally designed to shed light on the causes of breast cancer in California women, the study has contributed to several areas of inquiry, most notably:
Dietary Patterns and Cancer Risk
Special Nutrition Assessment Project
Body Size and Cancer Risk
Obesity and Asthma
Regional Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence Rates
Second Hand Smoke
Nutrition, Estrogens & Endometrial Cancer in Teachers
Cadmium and Breast Cancer Risk
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
CPIC works across all communities to:
the causes of cancer by studying the genetic, environmental, and viral origins of cancers, and once these causes have been established,
prevention by identifying where appropriate intervention can stop cancer before it starts
that cancer prevention and treatment strategies benefit all people everywhere by (1) monitoring the incidence of cancer among the general public, (2) investigating racial or ethnic disparities in cancer prevention tactics or care options, (3) educating the public about cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship options, and (4) reaching out to underserved populations to ensure that they have equal access to these advances.