Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Jeff Pulver: Living with intention

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This story features an accomplished communicator and Internet pioneer who transformed his life through healthy eating and exercise. Make sure to check out the full spring 2014 issue of Cancer PreventionWorks. As founder and chief executive officer of pulver.com, and co-founder of Vonage and Zula, Jeff Pulver has changed the way we think about communicating in the modern age. He’s never met a start-up he couldn’t lead to success. That includes the challenge of a lifetime, changing his diet and exercise habits to become half the man he used to be. And he feels great about it. After years of being the big man in the room, struggling with ordinary tasks like walking four blocks with his children, sitting in coach on planes, or fitting comfortably into restaurant booths, Pulver was tired. “I was tired of living in pain,” he says, “I was tired of not having anything that fit me properly. I was tired of standing out because I was a big guy. My dad died of lung and brain cancer. He ...

Exercising during chemotherapy: Arthur McWilliams’s success story

Posted by Daniel Yakupka and Arthur McWilliams on July 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - I know you’re tired, don’t feel like eating and just want to crawl into bed. But motion = life. Exercise helps crush many different challenges, physically and mentally. It overloads the body's software and hard drive, makes all the human systems communicate and unifies the body. You feel better because your body and muscles are active. Exercise also boosts the immune system through positive energy, and gives patients an extra boost during their toughest days. Arthur McWilliams, ...

Research progress report: Obesity and colorectal cancer risk

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
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Research - Joel Mason, M.D., at Tufts University was awarded the Marvin M. Davis Research Award in Colorectal Cancer by the Prevent Cancer Foundation last year for his project on obesity and colorectal cancer risk. Below is an update on his project as he marks the halfway point. What led to your interest in colorectal cancer prevention research? My initial interest in colorectal cancer prevention was stimulated by a quite remarkable role model, Dr. Bernard Levin, whom I worked ...

Enjoy the Capitol Riverfront at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events on June 26th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be returning to Nationals Park for our annual 5k Walk/Run on September 21. Nearly 2,000 people will come together to raise funds for and learn about cancer prevention and early detection. They will also get a taste of all the Capitol Riverfront area has to offer, as they move along the scenic route on the riverfront boardwalk through Yards Park, and back to Nationals Park, where they can ...