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Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by PCF Admin 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 that colon cancer incidence and death have decreased from 2007, as more Americans focus on prevention and are getting screened to catch the disease early. (MSNBC) A Fitness Rookie? Easy Does It Having trouble motivating yourself to begin a new work-out plan? There’s no need to jump right into it; start slow and work your way up to achieve the results you want. (Chicago Tribune) Gross-out Cigarette Labels Drive Spike in Quit-line Calls Although the new cigarette warning labels won’t be implemented until 2012, they may already be motivating smokers to quit. (MSNBC) Tri Challenge: The Race Has Come and Gone – How Do I Stay Healthy? Maintaining a healthy diet throughout the year can be difficult when you have nothing to train for or keep you motivated. Here are five tips ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted by Gina Artioli, NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Communication Specialist on July 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Peak Vista, a 2011 community grantee, operates 19 outpatient health centers in Colorado, providing high quality health care to low-income, uninsured and under-insured families since 1971, including free skin cancer screenings. Over 420 Colorado Springs and surrounding area residents turned out for an annual skin screening in May, recognizing the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer protection. This was the largest turnout since it began - up over 150% from prior years. The ...

Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan ...

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

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO 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 ...