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A Win for Medical Research

Posted by PCF Admin on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the larger field of biomedical research, and the potential benefit to more than 100 million Americans who suffer from cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and other debilitating diseases and disorders. In the 18 months during which I have been serving as President of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), we have seen three human clinical trials approved testing therapies derived from embryonic stem cell research. This is tremendous progress in a field that is considered, by research standards, as still young and growing. Today’s ruling, while decisive, does not necessarily mean an end to court activity.  It is however another strong signal to the research community that embryonic stem cell research will continue to be supported by Federal research guidelines, hopefully allowing ...

The Heat is On: Help Fire Up 5K Fundraising Efforts for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on | No Comments »
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Events - The intense summer heat has ignited Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K participants to achieve the event’s fundraising goal of $92,000 by September 24! The Foundation is close to reaching half of its 25 team goal, while teams and individual fundraisers alike are putting the spotlight on prevention and early detection as they ask their families, colleagues and friends to make donations in honor of or in memory of those who have been touched by cancer. Front runner ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Lovers’ Asparagus

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops. Recipe Ingredients: 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and ...

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...