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AZCC Skin Cancer Institute Helps Babies Be Sun Safe

Posted by PCF Admin on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Skin Cancer Institute (SCI) at the Arizona Cancer Center. The mission of the SCI is to prevent and cure skin cancer in Arizona. Arizona has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the nation: about 1,000 Arizonans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and several thousand develop non melanoma skin cancer. The funding is being used to assess the impact of the Hats On! program, that provides sun safety tools and education to parents of babies in the form of a sun safe baby hat gift bag. The gift bag includes a sun safety educational brochure that provides information on how overexposure to the sun affects young skin and increases risk of skin cancer and a sun safe hat designed for babies up to 2 years-old, made of durable UPF 50 sun protective fabric, with a wide brim and an attractive, playful design. Skin cancer is primarily caused by exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), and much of this damaging sun exposure occurs in childhood. There is evidence that sunburned and overexposed skin early in life increases risk of skin cancer later in life. Arizonans are at risk as we ...

Shure Family Establishes Memorial Fund Honoring Michael Shure

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Foundation News - The Shure Family of Baltimore, MD has established a memorial fund to celebrate the life of Michael A. Shure. The family has requested that contributions in Mr. Shure’s memory be sent to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “The Shure family has been long time supporters of the Foundation, both personally and through Cardon Healthcare Network, of which Michael was chairman. I am honored both personally and as President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation that the ...

Consider Bicycling to Cut Costs and Save Lives

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study about the many economic and health benefits of more people replacing short car trips with alternate transportation. Several billion dollars and over 1,000 lives each year would be saved due to cleaner air, lower health care costs and increased physical health. The study focused on the impact of replacing half of all short car trips (5 miles or less) with bicycle use. The major health benefit included ...

Moderate Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Research - A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a correlation between the consumption of alcohol and increased risk of breast cancer. The data showed that even low-levels of drinking (3-6 glasses of wine per week) led to a 15% increase in breast cancer risk and that women who consumed higher levels of alcohol (at least 2 drinks per day) were found to have a 51% increase in breast cancer ...