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Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group of medical, academic, industry and public health experts. We began with an overview of the exciting convergence of events taking place for the lung cancer community. These include the scientific validation that screening people at high risk with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can reduce lung cancer mortality even more significantly and with far greater impact than other cancer screening methods such as mammograms or prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing. Estimates suggest that over 70,000 lives a year could be saved if we screened those at high risk today. In addition to the science, we noted the recent launch of Lung Cancer Alliance’s National Framework for Lung Cancer Screening Excellence and Continuum of Care -- a blue print that informs those at risk of their rights and ...

Summer Beauty Tips: Think Twice Before Skipping the Sunscreen

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on May 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - Ladies, today’s post is all about you. Specifically the “Millenials” as my boss likes to refer to us—those born in the 80’s and early 90’s. Summer is quickly approaching and I know that we are all looking forward to that glorious bronzed summer glow. We all know how a great tan can make you look; skinnier, healthier and more attractive overall. We have all been told a million times that tanning causes skin cancer…blah, blah, blah. ...

Healthy Recipes: Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: This deconstructed version of a chile relleno turned sandwich packs some heat and an ooey-gooey filling. We like the flavor of sourdough, but any kind of bread will work well. Serve with: Coleslaw and sliced pineapple. Recipe Ingredients: 4 poblano peppers (see Note) 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, preferably low-sodium 3 tablespoons prepared salsa 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 3 scallions, ...

Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.) Recipe Ingredients: 3 large dried pasilla (negro), ancho or New Mexico chiles (see Note) 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium white onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 cloves garlic, peeled 4 cups vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth 4 cups water 1 large ...