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After August Recess on the Hill

Posted by PCF Admin on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will be needed to fund federal programs. With only a few short weeks between now and the appropriations debate, we anxiously await word on the funding of some of our most crucial programs. It is with high hopes (and many letters and phone calls to our Representatives!) that we fight for funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One in 20 Americans is a cancer survivor, and more than 1.5 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year. But those dramatic numbers understate the impact of cancer, as all American families are touched by cancer directly or through family, friends, and co-workers. Research is the key to a deeper understanding of cancer and development ...

Researcher Q&A with Pak Kin Wong, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on August 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
Wong, PakKin

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 ...

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 »
Jamie 5K 2010

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 ...