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My Meatless March: Week 2

Posted by PCF Admin on March 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - It has been a little over a week since I started my Meatless March and so far it is going pretty well. My co-worker Lauren Antognoli read my previous blog post and has also decided to give up meat for the month. I’m so glad to have someone to go through this with me! [caption id="attachment_6677" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Blackened ahi tuna steaks with grilled asparagus and homemade mango salsa"][/caption] So as I’m sure you all are wondering, what exactly have I been eating for the past week? Well, the other day, a friend of mine made me an AMAZING fish dinner (pictured at right). It was pretty impressive, I don’t think that I could ever cook that myself! This month would be pretty difficult if I couldn’t eat fish—it makes up for the missing protein in my diet and adds some variety. It’s pretty convenient that many restaurants are featuring fish regularly. I also tried some vegan sausage at brunch on Saturday. The texture and taste was a little different but overall very good. [caption id="attachment_6687" align="alignleft" width="252" caption="One of the things I DID get to eat at the Gala-a delicious house pickled spring vegetable salad!"][/caption] Our Annual Spring Gala was held this past ...

Healthy Recipes: Half-Hour Chili

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
Half-Hour Chili

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: This truly tasty half-hour vegetarian chili is made possible by using convenient canned beans and tomatoes (no pantry should be without them). Whole-grain bulgur adds another layer of toothsome texture and nutritional heft. This chili is relatively mild, so it’s a good crowd-pleaser. If you like it spicy, add extra chili powder or serve with hot sauce. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ...

We Need a Hero in the Fight Against Cancer!

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to be a partner in the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. Breakaway from Cancer raises awareness about the resources the coalition’s members provide to the public, including information about cancer prevention, support during treatment, insurance assistance, and survivorship. As part of the campaign, we will be honoring Individuals from four communities in California during the2012 Amgen Tour of California.  You can now nominate yourselves or others to be a Breakaway from Cancer® ...

Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her career. 1.  What led you to the field of tobacco-related cancer research? As a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, I was ...