Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

Posted by PCF Admin on July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. The U.S. death rate for colorectal cancer also fell from 19 to 16.7 per 100,000 between 2003 and 2007. While colorectal cancer screening rates are still relatively low in the United States, this latest finding further underlines the importance of prevention and early detection in battling the disease. Over the past 25 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has worked to educate the public about the importance of prevention and early detection in lowering cancer incidence and mortality. In 2000, Prevent Cancer convened a coalition of 57 colorectal cancer organizations to urge Congress to recognize March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and subsequently launched a major colorectal cancer awareness campaign to educate the public that colon cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable.  This campaign has raised understanding about the importance of regular screening in colorectal cancer prevention to unprecedented levels over the past decade. The Foundation provides a ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Key Player in Global Lung Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on July 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - For the next few days I am attending the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. More than 100 countries are represented and there are 50 patient advocates from 21 countries. (That's up from two in 1997, and I was one of the two!) The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts this very important global conference. While at the Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, I attended the Global Lung Cancer ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...

Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker. Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times) To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded 2 tablespoons lime juice Recipe Steps: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve ...