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Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by PCF Admin on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research this week at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Conference in Washington, DC. For many office workers, who are seated for most of their work day, this may sound unavoidable. However, the article suggests even taking a one or two minute break an hour can help. Tips include: getting a glass of water, refilling your coffee mug or just walking a lap around the office to help reduce your risk. Read the full WebMD article below. Is Sitting Too Long a Major Cancer Risk?

Healthy Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/4 teaspoons ...

Foundation Debuts Lung Cancer Awareness PSA Video

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

No Smoking - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has commissioned a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about preventable cancers and to share our vision to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” The Foundation is debuting “Good Old Days” to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the hope that you will share this entertaining video with friends, family and colleagues to extinguish the leading killer of cancer death in men and women. Lung Cancer may want a ...

2012 Laurels Awards: Nominations Open!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Conferences - In 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, will again recognize and celebrate leaders in cancer prevention from across the country at the tenth annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Luncheon which takes place at the Dialogue for Action conference. The Laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. To view a list of all past awardees, click here. Awards will be given in ...