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34 - CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, June 7 - June 13, 1996 Cancer Watch ACR awards $2.2 million in new research grants Carl eating hot chili peppers raise your risk of stomach cancer? How low fat must a diet be to affect the occurrence of skin can- cer? Can a substance found in cherries and citrus fruits be used to prevent pancreatic cancer? Those are but three of the 16 innovative new research questions recently funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) 1996 Investigator Initiat- ed Grant Program, which bestowed $2.2 million in research grants. This program, open to researchers at a not-for-profit uni- versity, hospital or research cen- ter, supports cutting-edge research in the area of diet, nutri- tion and cancer. In 1996, there will be an esti- mated 1,359,150 new cancer cas- es diagnosed and an estimated 554,740 lives lost in the United States to cancer, our nation's sec- ond leading cause of death. Sci- entists have estimated that 40 to 60 percent of all cancers are linked directly to our dietary choices. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 35 percent of all cancer deaths are linked directly to our dietary choices. The relationship between diet and cancer has become a subject of increasing interest for researchers in recent years as sci- entists have found not only links between the foods we eat and some types of cancer, but increas- ing evidence that some nutrients may offer protection against can- cer. For instance, research studies indicate that a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains plays a significant role in reducing can- cer risk, including risk for breast cancer. One of the newly-funded AICR studies aims to clarify the rela- tionship between fat and cancer. Dr. Judith Christman of the Uni- versity of Nebraska Medical Cen- ter will try to determine how large a reduction of fat and calories in an individual's daily diet is suffi- cient to decrease breast cancer risk and the ways in whiehthis decreased risk occurs. The AICR is the only major cancer charity focusing exclusive- ly on the link between diet, nutri- tion and cancer. AICR has award- ed more than $37 million in fund- ing for research in diet, nutrition and cancer, making 392 cancer research projects possible in 40 states and six countries. Previous AICR grantees and other leading researchers are among those scheduled to speak at the 1996 AICR Annual Research Conference, "Dietary Fat and Cancer: Genetic and Molecular Interactions," August 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C. For a free con- ference brochure and registration information, call AICR at (800) 843-8114. Additional information on the AICR research grant program, including a full listing of research projects, is available by writing the American Institute for Cancer Research, Research Department, Washington, D.C. 20069. OCEAN TRAVEL 4377 Highway One Rehoboth Beach 227-1607 Airline Tickets • Cruises • Tours Amtrak • Packages • Passport Photos HEARING AID SALES & SERVICE Hear The D(Terenoet ' Sequel from Starkey... Clarity of sound - lowest distortion in noise. Come in and compare with your present aid! We repair all makes and models of llearing Aids. HEARING AID ASSOCIATES u Call 934-1471 today Millsboro - 2 miles north of Rt. 24 on Rt. 30 FREE In-home testing and service Beebe Medical Center official thanks volunteer drivers During the terrible snow storms last winter many volunteers braved the difficult road con- ditions to transport Beebe Medical Center employees who could not drive to work on their own. The same volunteers also arranged their transportation back to their homes following their shifts. Jeffrey Fried, Beebe's president, expressed his appreciation as well as the staff's appreciation for the invaluable services the volunteer drivers performed by presenting them with Beebe golf caps. Shown from fir) are Bob Thomas, Ed Belote, Bruce Bennett, Jim Piz- zadilli and Fried. THINI00 HIGHLY OF THEIII WRINI00LES WE DON'T! CALL TODAY FOR A FREE SKIN REJUVINATION CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR ESTHETICIANS MICHELLE SOIGNIE SALON 140 Highway One, Suite 3 • Lewes, DE (302) 644-1500 SAVE 20-50% MEN'S, LADIES' & CHILDREN'S SHOES Sebago • Docksides • Keds • Sperry Top-Sider • East]and • Trotters • Tretorn • Etonlc • MIA • Grasshoppers • New Balance • Wlgwmn • Claxks of England • Reebok • Rockport • K-Swiss Best selection from over 15,000 pairs in stock. Men's sizes: N 9-14, M 6 1/2-14, W 6 I/2-14, WW 8-12; Women's sizes: N 6-10, M 5-1 I, W 6-9 Boy's sizes: 3 I/2-6 and children's: 10-3 IX}CTION8 Route I, Ames Plaza • Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-5828 Route I at West V/rgin/a Avenue {4 streets north of MD line on ocean slde) Fenw/ck Island, DE 302-539.4599