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Learning with the Best: Bad Beat on Cancer Seminar with Annie Duke

Posted by PCF Admin on July 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events - I flew to Las Vegas to support the 8th year of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer poker initiative at the World Series of Poker. I was anxious to see our new booth in action, and catch one of the free seminars with the pros. [caption id="attachment_4613" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Annie Duke speaking at the "Making Better Decisions" BBoC seminar"][/caption] I was delighted to find I’d be sitting in on the “Making Better Decisions” seminar given by long time Bad Beat supporter and friend, Annie Duke. After 8 years I thought I understood how to play.  Guess what, I don’t.  Listening to Annie, a very engaging speaker, I realized I know absolutely nothing about poker.  Nothing. Nada.  Guess I won’t give up my day job. I was a fish out of water in a room full of players who were learning from one of the best. They not only understood what Annie was saying, they were taking notes to use in future games.  They were also thrilled to be able to purchase a personally autographed copy of Annie’s new book, Decide to Make Better Decisions with $5 of every book sale donated to the Foundation. One of the attendees, Marsha Wolak, had been ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich

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Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Looking for a vegetarian option for your next cookout? This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is our answer. For extra flavor, we top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad. Recipe Ingredients: 1 small clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 large ...

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

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate 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. ...

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 ...