The Initiative for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection seeks to improve existing and develop new methods for detecting cancers early - and ultimately preventing cancer altogether––on a broader scale.
Who: Charles Drescher, M.D., Medical Director, Gynecologic Cancer Research; Lead, IPED Paul G. Allen Research Center at Swedish Cancer Institute
Ultimately, preventing cancer altogether is our goal. Early detection techniques have dramatically improved survival for many cancers and offer patients hope for more successful and less toxic treatment. Finding cancers at their earliest stage provides scientists the opportunity to learn how cancers develop, and in the case of cervical cancer led to the discovery of vaccines to prevent and eradicate the disease. The Initiative for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection will enhance the cancer patient experience by improving existing and developing new early detection and prevention strategies and deploying these strategies to as many patients as possible.