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

To fulfill National Cancer Center’s desire to provide funds for pediatric cancer research and education it has created the Children’s Cancer Project (CCP).  As a program of NCCI, CCP will work to provide grants for the research of treatments and prevention of pediatric oncology as well as community education.  NCCI identified that there is a need for more funds in this area of research as pediatric cancers are still significant killers of American children. 

    Over 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year
    • Cancer is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 15
    • The most common childhood cancers are:
      • Leukemia
      • Brain cancer
      • Cancers of the central nervous system

    Three Reasons Why You Should Support National Cancer Center With Your Donation

    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, NCC 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. Other areas of our work include mailing information packets designed to help prevent skin cancer during summer months. (If you would like further information on any of this material, please write to us at NCC, 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. Only through research can we effectively lower the odds of this dreaded disease hurting someone you love.





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


    1. Exercise!
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    3. Maintain a healthy weight.
    4. Protect your skin when outside; avoid too much sunlight.
    5. Wear protective clothing, hats, and use effective sunscreens.


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


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

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

    Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of cancer.

    Know how to monitor your skin
    See a dermatologist once a year for a full exam, but you can also  do a self-screen anytime to look for suspicious spots, lesions, moles or discolorations that look suspicious:

    1. Examine your head and face using one or two mirrors.
    2. Check your hands including nails, elbows, arms and underarms.
    3. Check your neck and chest. Women check under breasts.
    4. Use a mirror to inspect back of neck, shoulders, upper arms, back and buttocks.
    5. Inspect legs and feet including soles, heels and nails.

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

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