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We have the solution!  Join the Prelude team because our solution is fun, different, easy, not expensive and you’ll feel good joining.  Make a small donation of $10 and then pick up a set of knitting needles or a crochet hook and some yarn and purposefully, intentionally make something with love that will…

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Dr RObinson and Board Member celebrating his knitting

Why we give

Lung cancer doesn’t care. It doesn’t care who you are, what you do, where you live, how you live, even if you smoked. Lung cancer just doesn’t care.  I care!      We care!      You can too! The Prelude to a Cure Board at our Recent Knit-A-Lung Fundraiser. Anyone can get lung cancer….

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Join Our Knit-A-Lung!

If you don’t knit, we can teach you or hook you up with a teacher. Why is a cancer research charity involved in knitting? It turns out that the knitting and fiber arts community are driven by Passion, Purpose and Progress, sharing the same way we feel about finding a cure for cancer. Not long…

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Welcome to the New Prelude to a Cure

2020 is in the rearview mirror as the year no one was prepared for. During COVID, Prelude to a Cure (Prelude/P2AC) found itself at odds with our mission and goal with the need to be safe and socially distant from each other. Though, we were not idle. The Board of Prelude took a look at ourselves…

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Prelude to a Cure Shines a Light on Cancer Research

Meet Dr. Boyle Dr. Theresa Boyle is a pathologist – a self-described doctor’s doctor.  Her role is to analyze and interpret biopsied tissue samples for thoracic oncologists and surgeons to develop patient treatment plans. Her career at Moffitt Cancer Center began two and a half years ago and she divides her efforts between the Thoracic and…

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Mourning a Cancer Hero – Dr. Charles WIlliams

<This tribute was written by Prelude Founder and friend of Dr. Williams, Dr. Lary Robinson> March 28, 2018 marked the end of an era at Moffitt Cancer Center with the passing of thoracic oncologist, Dr. Charles Williams. On his drive to his busy clinic that morning to see lung cancer patients, a speeder ran a…

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Dr. Bradford Perez, Dr. Teresa Boyle, and Dr. Ben Creelan were the first recipients of our seed grant funding to find innovative ways to fight lunch cancer. Read about their grants and learn how these amazing research physicians are fighting lung cancer at https://t.co/T1AlFNoBOl https://t.co/WLVEFdvYVe PreludetoaCure1 photo
After months of antibiotics for a sinus infection Kai didn’t have, weeks of headaches, coughing and low-grade fevers, a referral to an ENT specialist and prescribed treatments, the doctor sent him for a last-ditch X-ray. They found the mass in his lung. https://t.co/3Cqn8mYDt6
When a team of researchers started looking at ‘never-smokers’ who developed non-small cell lung cancer, they noticed that most of them lived in areas where air pollution levels exceeded WHO guidelines. https://t.co/C5uvBh96cx
This survey was made to gauge how patients felt about the lung cancer clinical pathway: pre-diagnosis care, diagnosis, treatment information, and staff support. https://t.co/ZGGMLYlIfU
Through an experimental combination of two drugs, scientists have been able to effectively halt the progress of small cell lung cancer in mice. Now, off the back of those promising results, human trials are planned. https://t.co/QWfiAPSMEY
Lung cancer CT screening scans can catch tumors at an earlier and more treatable stage, a new study indicates. https://t.co/BtYJMMnybo