Cancer-free world is possible through Research, Awareness, Care and Education -RACE. I want to invite you to join Carcinogenesis Foundation which is an organization consisting of scientists, doctors, educators, social workers and concerned citizens like you who care for our communities. Carcinogenesis Foundation strives to understand the cancer causing processes. Do you know most cancers are not hereditary but acquired and therefore preventable? Obviously, we need to know what causes cancer in humans in order to be able to prevent the disease. Several factors like diet, environment and genetic background play a key role in developing cancers.
Intriguingly, susceptibility to cancer varies among various populations. For example, African Americans who smoke are likely to be at a higher risk for developing lung cancer compared to other ethnic groups. It is also interesting that migration to western countries increases risk for n cancer incidence, which can be conceptualized as Acquired Risk for Cancer Incidence (ARCI). This phenomenon suggests a specific role for gene-environment interactions in carcinogenesis process. Therefore, I believe that we can tap on the diversity of human genome to find clues and answers for the origin of cancers. The mission of Carcinogenesis Foundation is-Prevention, Innovation, Medicine and Education-PRIME.
In the past few years cancer has become a disease of greater concern and fear among the
public as it places a significant emotional and economic burden on the families and governments. While discoveries in the field of cancer treatment interest the cancer patients, information and insights into the cause of cancers and possibilities for its prevention interests society at-large.
Increasing exposure to the advances in research and treatment of cancers through the media has led to increased anticipation and expectations among the public. Educated public are looking for credible suggestions on healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.
Unfortunately, conflicting reports on cancer causing potential and cancer prevention efficacy of various diets and dietary supplements leave the public confused and reticent about the results of
scientific research. There are several reasons for the lack of clear answers to questions related to carcinogenesis and cancer prevention; absence of clear and defined models and markers of carcinogenesis is one of the major reasons. Lack of consensus among scientists on these issues adds to the difficulties in the field of carcinogenesis research.
Until recently, design of anticancer drugs focused on the ability of compounds to kill the cells
irrespective of the origin and source of abnormality or the pathways that led to the birth of abnormal cells. A clear knowledge and understanding of the molecular processes that underlie the transformation of normal cells to cancer cells will lead to effective prevention and treatment of cancers in humans. This objective can be achieved through the collective efforts led by an organization that is committed to understand the genesis of cancers and applying the knowledge for cancer prevention. An organization that can bring together the ideas, resources, expertise and technologies to make a difference in the lives of people around the world will be the key to achieving a cancer-free world. More importantly, there is a need to integrate the citizen of the society in the process of health science research that impacts their lives. Carcinogenesis Foundation was founded to fulfill this objective and citizens of the world will be its stakeholders.
You can play a role in cancer research through Carcinogenesis Foundation in more than
one way. You may choose to volunteer in various ways or make a financial contribution to the foundation. You may just choose to say `thank you’ to those who discover, care, cure and educate. Any of these actions by you will have a positive impact on understanding the cancer causing processes and thereby on global cancer prevention efforts. Please support RACE activities of Carcinogenesis Foundation
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Gopala Kovvali M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D.
Founder and President,