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Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by PCF Admin on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »

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 very interested in substance use among ethnic minorities. At that time, my research focused on school-based prevention, but it also included access to prevention resources in urban communities and the relevance of substance use prevention information. After finishing my degree, I joined the Program in Health Disparities Research at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Medical School as a health communication scientist. My primary mentor at UMN, Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, taught me a lot about disparities in tobacco-related cancer that I, previously a smoker of 27 years, did not know, such as: African Americans were carrying a disproportionate burden of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality even though they smoked fewer cigarettes per day. Lower-income communities have a high prevalence of tobacco use. Tobacco companies place a large part of their ...

Bad Beat on Cancer Raises More Than $125,000 During 2011 WSOP

Posted by JanJan on March 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
2011 Bad Beat Thank You

Foundation News - Thank You! With the support of hundreds of players, Bad Beat on Cancer raised more than $125,000 at this year’s World Series of Poker ™ to help save lives through cancer prevention research, education and community outreach nationwide. Each year, nearly 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and sadly, over 550,000 will lose their battle. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is working to impact those statistics by funding research that unlocks the mysteries of cancer, and how ...

Healthy Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups whole milk 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 4 teaspoons ...

Epic Poker Charity Tournament Raises $48,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 1st, 2012 | No Comments »

Events - This past December, the Epic Poker League held a charity tournament to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation's Bad Beat on Cancer. The event was held at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and was hosted by poker pro and Bad Beat on Cancer Co-Founder Phil Gordon. The Epic Poker Charity Tournament brought out 77 charitable individuals ranging from League Members to professional poker players of varying levels to people who were simply looking to have some ...