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We Need to Stop Being So Shy about Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on October 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - It was a great honor to receive the Distinguished Service in Journalism Award from the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program this past week. It was such a wonderful moment as I was on the podium with my father, who I adore, as we accepted the award together for work we so strongly believe in. My father is my best friend, and we are dedicated to continue to get both men and women involved in prostate cancer awareness. [caption id="attachment_5179" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Steve Andrews, Paula Zahn and Erin Andrews at the 19th annual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon."][/caption] It is so important to both of us that others stop being shy about talking about prostate cancer awareness. When my father was first diagnosed, we didn’t know much about prostate cancer, and it was through his experience that we have learned so much. Early detection saved his life. Men need to get regular medical check-ups, know their family medical history, maintain a healthy weight and be vigilant about their PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) blood test. Women need to tell their husbands, fathers, brothers, and boyfriends, all the men in their lives, to go to the doctor and get checked. We want people to ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Yield: 2 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes (not including popcorn-popping time) Recipe Description: Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper Pinch of salt 3 cups air-popped popcorn 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese Recipe Steps: Whisk oil, lemon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle over popcorn and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: ...

UNITY ON CAPITOL HILL AT LAST!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on | No Comments »
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Events - Those frustrated by current tensions and bitterness on Capitol Hill would have relished the warmth and unity as a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members, their spouses and family members gathered for the 19th annual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon.  The theme was Celebrating 20 years of Families Who Serve, an observance of the 20 year milestone of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program founded in 1991. (The Prevent Cancer Foundation program provides ...

Researcher Q&A with Derek Huffman, PhD Part II

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on | No Comments »
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Research - Dr. Huffman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a 2009 recipient of a Foundation research fellowship. One of Dr. Huffman’s major research goals has been “to uncover exactly what is it about being obese that drives cancer risk and to see if this relationship is in fact a causal one.” Currently, he is working towards this goal by examining whether there is a causal link between ...