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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
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