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Researcher Q&A with Pak Kin Wong, PhD

Posted by PCF Admin on August 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - This month the Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Pak Kin Wong, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2008. His research focused on identifying compounds that could inhibit and prevent cancer tumor formation. We asked Dr. Wong about his work and the importance of funding cancer prevention and early detection research. 1.  What led you to the field of skin cancer research? Arizona has among the highest incidence rates of skin cancer in the world, so we are interested in identifying compounds that can suppress sun damage relevant to skin cancer. In general, the ability to rapidly identify agents that prevent the occurrence and reduce the severity of cancer is of great importance in cancer research. 2.  Tell us about your research to identify compounds that can inhibit and prevent cancer tumor formation. It has been established that ingestion of small quantities of some organic compounds, now commonly referred to as chemopreventive agents or anticarcinogens, can reduce the risk of cancer. The success ofseveral clinical trials in preventing cancer in high-riskpopulations suggests that chemoprevention is a rational andappealing strategy.  Our research is to develop a high-throughput microfluidic ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Why Your Gift to Cancer Prevention is Important to Me

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on August 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - So, we are all rather preoccupied lately. Work is demanding; there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are planning for last minute vacations before the weather turns colder. We are getting the kids ready to go back to school. We are eagerly anticipating the start of football season… There are a million things on our daily “to do” lists that distract us from the urgency of taking the ...

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Cucumber Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Recipe Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) Recipe Steps: Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food ...

Study Links Drinking Coffee to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Research - A Harvard School of Public Health study that spanned over two decades and included almost 48,000 men found that antioxidants in coffee can help prevent prostate cancer. Even men who drank just a few cups of coffee a day, regular or decaf, were found to have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. While follow-up studies are necessary to verify the findings, it is nonetheless promising news for male coffee drinkers throughout the world. ...