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Foundation Awards Research Grants for Spring 2011

Posted by PCF Admin on July 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to announce its research grantees for spring 2011. The three researchers, who were selected from a pool of over 50 applications nationwide, hail from Washington, DC, Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL. The projects will expand the body of knowledge on prevention and early detection for breast, lung and ovarian cancer. [caption id="attachment_4554" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Suzanne O'Neill[/caption] This year’s Holden Family Grant in Breast Cancer was given to Dr. Suzanne O’Neill, assistant professor at Georgetown University’s Department of Oncology. Dr. O’Neill’s project, entitled “Making informed breast cancer primary prevention decisions,” will use a mixed-methods approach to assess cognitive, emotional and attitudinal variables related to breast cancer risk, with a focus on breast density and management approaches. [caption id="attachment_4566" align="alignleft" width="119"] Dr. Bo Peng[/caption] The recipient of the Richard C. Devereaux Outstanding Young Investigator Award in Lung Cancer Prevention was Dr. Bo Peng, instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Peng’s project, entitled “Utility of individual genetic profile in the prevention of lung cancer,” aims to investigate whether it is cost-effective to use individual genetic profiles for the prevention of lung cancer. This year’s Figdor Family Research Grant was given to Dr. ...

Cancer Prevention: Something that “Virtually” Anyone Can Do!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

Events - This year’s Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K is a family and pet-friendly event that welcomes people of all abilities, ages, shapes, sizes, and localities - you do not even have to be present on event day to participate! The Foundation has a unique opportunity to engage people nationwide to get involved in cancer prevention efforts right in their own community through participation in a “virtual team.”  The only thing that everyone involved with the Prevent Cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

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Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total Time: 1 1/2 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare potatoes (Step 2) and green beans (Step 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 3 days. Recipe Description: Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut (in season in midsummer) or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at cancer prevention, early detection and wellness news from around the Web. Sunglasses Should Be Worn All Year to Protect Eyes from UV Rays Harmful UV rays pose just as much of a threat to your eyes as they do to your skin. While the risk is highest in the summer, it’s important to protect yourself year-round when outdoors. (Washington Post) Fewer People Dying of Colon Cancer, Report Says A CDC report confirms ...