Navigation Links
Canary Foundation's Don Listwin Appointed to National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors
Date:10/11/2009

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early cancer detection, today announced that its founder and chairman, Don Listwin, has been elected to the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA). Members are appointed to 5-year terms by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director. The 35-member board provides advice on science program policy, programs and initiatives to the NCI, the Director and Deputy Director for Extramural Science, and Directors of each NCI Divisions.

"It is a tremendous honor to serve at the NCI with colleague, Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir and with so many leading authorities from various medical and administrative disciplines," said Don Listwin. "I look forward to being able to support the NCI and its important research initiatives."

Don Listwin founded Canary Foundation in 2004 as the world's first non-profit organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery, and development of tests for early cancer detection. He has since committed his time, energy, expertise, and professional network to build a non-profit organization that will succeed at the creation of an early warning system for cancer. Together, Listwin Family Foundation and Canary Foundation have pledged over 50 million dollars towards early detection cancer research.

Today, Canary has raised nearly $30 million for early detection and has an established Science Team composed of the nation's most innovative researchers. Most recently, Canary formed a strategic partnership with Stanford University to establish the Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection at Stanford, a first-of-its-kind facility that combines in-vitro and in-vivo strategies to enhance future cancer detection and patient management.

"Don's appointment to the Board of Scientific Advisors of the NCI is a fitting testimony to the vital work he has done on behalf of cancer early detection through the Canary Foundation. His new role at the national level will greatly facilitate our efforts as cancer researchers and physicians to improve cancer outcomes through early detection of disease," said Dr. Beverly Mitchell, Director of Cancer Center at Stanford and Professor of Medicine-Oncology.

"I am extremely excited and enthusiastic that Don will join the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors," said Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir. "Having Don's passion, enthusiasm and knowledge on the board will be very valuable as we build and implement a strategic vision at the national level to solve the cancer problem."

"Don Listwin brings to the Board of Scientific Advisors a deep knowledge of business, coupled with a passion driven by the cancer battles of loved ones," said NCI Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D. "In addition, because of his leadership of the Canary Foundation, Don brings to the table knowledge about the funding and management of cancer science. His combination of skills and experience will be invaluable."

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 $30 million to support early detection research. Its collaborative research programs span multiple disciplines and institutions. One hundred percent of donations go to early detection research activities. For more information, please visit www.canaryfoundation.org.

SOURCE Canary Foundation


'/>"/>
SOURCE Canary Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection
2. P&M Corporate Finance Announces Acquisition of Spine Technology Summit, Partners with Robin Young to Present 2009 Conference in Canary Wharf London
3. Mayfly-Mimicking Sensor to Replace Proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine
4. Canary Foundation and American Cancer Society Award Five Postdoctoral Fellowships in Early Cancer Detection
5. The Canary Foundation Announces Its Fourth Annual Early Detection Symposium
6. Canary Foundation and the National Cancer Institute Launch New Prostate Cancer Study
7. Orchard Supply Hardware Partners With Canary Foundation
8. Canary Foundation and the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation Launch a New Lung Cancer Early Detection Initiative
9. Trust for Americas Health Praises Major Foundations for Supporting Prevention as a Central Part of Health Reform
10. Leading Health Foundations Say Prevention is Vital to Health Systems Reform
11. Leading Foundations to Form mHealth Alliance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: