So where is your money going?  

Donations will be divided between the following three beneficiaries whose research goals align directly with the CANswer project's mission.  One researcher, a top university and the leading US cancer research hospital are working to find ANSWERS that PREVENT cancers.


If you are looking to become part of a scientific advisory board, please contact Stefania. We are looking for those persons who will help guide the future of the CANswer project and lend their expertise in the field of cancer prevention, early detection and study of cancer causes.

Dr. Zheng Cui

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Amazing research in the study of innate immunity against cancer in mice and humans.

Why don’t most humans get cancer despite big body mass, long lifespan and even some intentional exposures to known carcinogens (such as cigarette smoking)? The answer may come from a single male BALB/c mouse that unexpectedly survived challenges of highly lethal cancer cells in 1999. The survival of this mouse was very surprising since no other mouse of any strain had ever survived this type of cancer. Even more surprising was that about 40% of offspring of this male mouse also survived many different cancer challenges, meaning that this cancer resistance is a genetic trait. This trait has now been passed on to more than 2000 offspring in more than 15 generations and in several different mouse strains.  In the last several years, intense study has revealed additional surprises. 1) Although the inheritance pattern of this trait is simple, the genetics is not conventional. There was no conventional linkage found so far between the trait and a fixed location on any chromosome, suggesting a possibility for a jumping gene or a “paramutation”-like element. 2) The cancer resistance is entirely mediated by the leukocytes of innate immunity that are able to sort out cancer cells for specific killing without harming normal cells.

“I am very excited about these findings especially when we achieved these progresses only with the grassroots support like yours and without government support.” - Dr. Zheng Cui

The cancer resistant mice are healthy and long-lived. 3) The mice can resist a wide array of cancer cells and endogenous malignancies. 4) Transfer of leukocytes with this high level of cancer-killing activity (CKA) from these cancer-resistant mice cures the most aggressive advanced cancers in other mice without any side effect.

For further information, click here.

Research referenced in ‘Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life’ by David Servan-Schreiber

Center for Cancer Prevention Research

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

What They Do

Stopping cancer before it starts: Rutgers is one of the few research centers dedicated to preventing—rather than treating—cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States. The center’s scientists conduct basic research into the causes of cancer and identify novel strategies to prevent, delay, or treat cancer. Their most-promising discoveries move quickly into cancer-prevention trials, where the potential to save human lives is real.

Who They Are

More than two dozen Rutgers researchers are affiliated with the center. The core of our work draws on the pharmaceutical and biological sciences, but we reach across Rutgers to collect the university’s broad expertise and focus it on the problem of cancer. Collaboration among experts in pharmaceutical sciences · genetics · chemistry · molecular biology · food science · psychology · and more—energizes our research.

We also collaborate with many respected institutions representing health care · industry · and academia. With our partners, the center conducts basic research and helps to implement, monitor, and analyze clinical trials of potential cancer-prevention strategies. Such investigations are currently under way at the National Cancer Institute and several other laboratories and medical centers.

For more info, click here.

Cancer Prevention Research Training Program

MD Anderson The University of Texas


Their mission is to recruit, educate, train, and launch scientists in successful careers in cancer prevention by providing the highest quality research training environment, mentoring relationships, and career development opportunities, with the goal of launching each trainee of the division toward the scientific research role of principal investigator early in his or her career.

• Recruit high-potential cancer prevention trainees of diverse backgrounds nationally and internationally;

• Immerse the trainee in the type of multi-disciplinary research environment typical of cancer prevention and control, with the endpoint objective of launching the trainee toward the scientific research role of principal investigator relatively early in his or her career;

• Coordinate a curriculum of educational activities in cancer prevention and career development training for trainees and faculty; 

• Strengthen mentoring by providing resources, support, and guidance to trainees and mentors;
• Seek to become nationally and internationally renowned for outstanding training and education in cancer prevention and scholarly work in training and education.


For more information, click here. 

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