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We have an additional amount of funding available this year for a post-doctoral grant on breast cancer research.  Please apply for a breast cancer research grant if you feel you are a worthwhile candidate.

One out of eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, and every hour nearly five women die from this disease.

Given the critical and all too common occurrence of this form of cancer, the NCC created the Breast Cancer Project to earmark funds specifically for basic research into the causes and potential treatments and cures for this disease.

Our grant to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, funds research into breast cancer genetics and is geared to making existing approaches more effective in the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. This project addresses issues at the cutting edge of cancer immunotherapy.

Three Reasons Why You Should Support The Breast Cancer Project

1 We have a long, credible history of success in cancer research and treatment.
Founded in 1953 by Dr. Ernest Ayre, NCC has been the pioneer of many breakthroughs.  Dr. Ayre was one of the first to  refine and promote the Pap smear for women, a test that has saved the lives of thousands of women through early detection and treatment.  Over the years, NCC has funded a wide variety of cancer research programs at such major medical research facilities as Harvard School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Yale University, Yeshiva University, and NYU School of Medicine.  Recently, the president of NCC’s Scientific Medical Advisory Board, from Duke University, led a team that was awarded the AACR Team Science Award for their work to understand the most common and lethal form of brain cancer.

2 We are dedicated to educating Americans on how they can reduce their risk of cancer.
Over the past few years, NCCI has distributed a number of education and prevention packets on such topics as breast, lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer, as well as needle biopsy aspiration. (If you would like further information on any of this material, please write to us at NCCI, 88 Sunnyside Boulevard, Suite 307, Plainview, NY 11803.)

3 Even if it hasn’t already -- cancer will strike someone you love.
One out of every five deaths in America is from cancer. And perhaps saddest of all, cancer causes more deaths in children between the ages of one and 14 years than any other disease.

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  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose foods from plant sources--such as whole grain cereals, breads, rice, pasta and beans.
  • Avoid processed, salt-cured, salt-pickled and smoked foods.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco in any form.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so moderately.


  • Exercise!
  • Be moderately active for a half-hour a day.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Protect your skin when outside; avoid too much sunlight.
  • Wear protective clothing, hats, and use effective sunscreens.


  • Visit your doctor for appropriate cancer-screening tests.
  • When cancer is detected early, treatment is the most successful.
  • Get checkups for breast, cervix, colon and prostate cancers.
  • Avoid unnecessary x-rays.
  • Take control of your own health.

Lower your risk of getting cancer
by making a few changes in your daily routine!

Eat plenty of fresh fruits…

…and vegetables.


Be active.


Studies show that about half of cancer deaths could be prevented.
Take the steps necessary to stay healthy and reduce your rick of cancer:

  • Exercise!  Get plenty of physical activity.
  • Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid the midday sun.
  • Protect your skin with a hat, shirt, and sunscreen.
  • Get regular cancer screening tests.
  • Keep your health records up to date.
  • Check your home for potential cancer-causing agents such as radon, benzene and some herbicides and pesticides.

Cancer survival rates are improving, thanks to
early detection and advances in treatment.


Aggressive Cancer Research

The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

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The Breast Cancer Project

The Breast Cancer Project specifically funds grants focusing on breast cancer research and prevention. NCC created this program because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women today (after lung cancer), and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Children's Cancer Project

The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.

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Fighting Childhood Leukemia

The Fighting Childhood Leukemia (FCL) program of NCC provides additional research funding for the single most common form of cancer in children, leukemia.  Childhood leukemias account for more than one-third of all new cases of childhood cancers.

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