About Canary Foundation
Named after the "early detection" role canaries once played by alerting coal miners of hazardous fumes, Canary Foundation is the nation's only nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the early detection of cancer. While almost $10 billion is spent annually on cancer research in the United States, the vast majority is allocated to developing new cancer treatments and caring for patients. Surprisingly, little funding is available to researchers investigating new ways to detect cancer at its earliest, curable stages. Specifically, Canary Foundation is supporting researchers working towards identifying cancer early through a simple blood test and then isolating it with imaging. All administrative and overhead costs are underwritten by operating grants, allowing 100 percent of contributions to go to early detection research activities. For more information about the Canary Foundation and its programs, please visit http://www.canaryfoundation.org.
About the NCI Early Detection Research Network
The Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), an initiative of the
National Cancer Institute (NCI), brings together dozens of institutions to
help accelerate the translation of biomarker information into clinical
applications and to evaluate new ways of testing cancer in its earliest
stages and for cancer risk.
|SOURCE Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|
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