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Canary Foundation and American Cancer Society Award Five Postdoctoral Fellowships in Early Cancer Detection
Date:6/12/2008

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Dr. Sprung aims to develop and standardize a method for the proteomic

analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) colon adenoma

tissue, which is already generated during routine diagnostic procedures

in pathology laboratories across the country, and apply the method to

the discovery of biomarkers for adenoma recurrence, a known risk factor

for colorectal cancer development. Colorectal cancer is the second

leading cause of cancer-related deaths affecting both men and women in

the U.S.

"These fellows represent some of our best and brightest researchers in early cancer detection today," said Canary Foundation CEO and founder Don Listwin. "With the American Cancer Society, we are committed to cultivating future leaders in this field and ensuring that institutions conducting early detection research will have the talent they need through this fellowship program."

About Canary Foundation

Canary Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the goal of identifying cancer early through a simple blood test and then isolating it with imaging. Since 2004, Canary has raised over $27.9 million and committed $15.4 million to early detection research. Its collaborative research programs span multiple disciplines and institutions. 100% of donations go to early detection research activities. For more information, please visit http://www.canaryfoundation.org.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. The Society is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has 17 regional, separately chartered Divisions with more than 3,400 local units around t
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