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Researcher Q&A with Dr. Scott Adams

Posted by PCF Admin on May 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Scott Adams, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Adams is the 2010 recipient of a partnership fellowship through the American Society of Preventive Oncology, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and ASCO. His research focuses on the impact of inflammatory bowel disease on mortality following diagnosis with colorectal cancer. What led you to the field of colorectal cancer research? Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in the US today. It is also one of the few for which some methods of “early detection”—in this case, colonoscopy—can detect and remove “pre-cancer,” preventing cancer from occurring at all. So, one aspect that drew me to CRC research is an interest in how this approach works in the general population. For example, does colonoscopy prevent CRC only for some types of colorectal cancer? Does it work better for some people than for others? Why? I’m not the only one who is interested in these questions, of course. These questions are being addressed by many researchers, because it is important to understand how to best apply the available tools—such as colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy ...

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Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, ...

Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

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The Super Colon - Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Prevent Cancer Grant Helps Gilda’s Club South Florida “Raise the Roof” on Breast Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Wynter and Sparkle Callender on May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Outreach - “Raising the Roof”, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, is a new project undertaken by Gilda’s Club South Florida to address breast cancer disparity among women of color. Targeted outreach and breast health education lectures will help spread the word across the community. Recently, Gilda’s raised the roof at a luncheon hosted by the North Broward County Chapter of Links Incorporated. The 200 women and men in attendance learned about breast cancer support for not only ...