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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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Findings from a meta-analysis published in Radiology revealed that an individual’s emphysema severity—measured via CT scan—is associated with a higher lung cancer risk. https://t.co/L0gFtRjavt
Emphysema severity might be linked with increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in Radiology. https://t.co/pfe7RRPLJ6
Researchers have developed an approach to track cancer cells through the generations. Hopefully, this will allow researchers to follow their evolutionary history to understand how cancers evolve these traits in order to prevent and treat deadly cancers. https://t.co/1JEQjTenFU
Greg Gerardy is out to prove that cancer doesn't have to stop you from leading an active life! https://t.co/UOS4yf9Hup #lungcancer #nevergiveup
The City of Angels is turning turquoise this week in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness! https://t.co/jNvfoCEv3m
Anyone can get lung cancer, and no one deserves it. Help us raise awareness and inspire new hope by supporting #P2ac during Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Share this post and post any pics of you, your family, a loved one or even a pet wearing turquoise to show we care!! #LCAM https://t.co/5eQ76QLOPe PreludetoaCure1 photo