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US Senate Commemorates National Cancer Act 40th Anniversary

Posted by PCF Admin on December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - December 2011 marks a milestone in the Federal commitment to the war on cancer. Forty years ago, the US Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the National Cancer Act of 1971, a bill which expanded our country’s national cancer program and gave the National Cancer Institute unprecedented authority and resources to begin a comprehensive approach to understanding and developing more effective tools to prevent and treat cancer. Today, several members of the United States Senate, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), John Kerry (D-MA), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) will introduce a resolution to commemorate this anniversary, with more than 40 cosponsors, nearly half of the US Senate. A finding in the resolution reads: Whereas 40 years ago, with the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971 (Public Law 92–218; 85 Stat. 778), the leaders of the United States came together to set the country on a concerted course to conquer cancer through research; Since that time, the 5-year survival rate for all cancers combined has risen consistently and is now at 68 percent for adults and 80 percent for children and adolescents. This is an increase from 50 percent and 52 percent, respectively, in 1971. This increase in survival is the result of ...

Cancer Survivor Story: Take Screening Seriously

Posted by Linda M. Hogg on December 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - I was familiar with cancer as a survivor, having had a melanoma at age 27. I was familiar with cancer as a caregiver. My husband lost his battle to pancreatic cancer and my son, diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), underwent a successful stem cell transplant in 2004.  In all three cases, a symptom prompted each of us to get a checkup. In September 2009, I had my annual gynecological exam. My checkup was normal but ...

Healthy Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on December 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Roasted Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: Cauliflower roasted in big chunks is delicious and the quick blue cheese vinaigrette makes it special. Try it as a side dish. Recipe Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, leaves trimmed 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/8 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon minced scallion greens 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large ...

Health and Fitness Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Not everyone on your holiday gift list will like a gym membership or running shoes. But fear not, here are some other healthy gifts for the people you will be shopping for this holiday season. Pomegranate. An easy, inexpensive and healthy gift, the pomegranate is a traditional Christmas fruit symbolizing fertility and birth. Loaded with antioxidants and thought by many to prevent some types of cancer, pomegranates are tasty as garnishes or as a standalone snack. ...