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Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »

News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...

First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Lawrence McRae Featured on Today Show

Posted by PCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Prevention advocates come in all shapes and sizes. We recently learned about Lawrence McRae, founder of the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, featured on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week in a segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley." The piece focused on McRae's mission to generate awareness about prostate cancer and encourage regular screening, especially among African-American men. This self-proclaimed “Prostate Man” began his battle with an enlarged prostate more than 40 years ago. ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: We Are Family!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 12th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Over the weekend I attended a birthday/family reunion for my older brother Ray at his farm in Pennsylvania.  I have to admit, I went with a little bit of trepidation.  After all, I was going to see family members I hadn’t seen in years and some I’d never met. Seems pretty exciting, so why the trepidation? Because like most families, mixing some of my family members together is like mixing explosive compounds. Now we were going to ...