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Cutting-Edge Cancer Researchers Thank the Foundation for Early Support

Posted by PCF Admin on May 26th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - May is National Cancer Research Month and, coincidentally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation heard from two cutting-edge cancer prevention and early detection researchers expressing their thanks for the Foundation’s early support of their work. [caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Dr. Gang Zeng"][/caption] Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center recently wrote to thank the Prevent Cancer Foundation for early support of his research that has led to a new test for prostate cancer, “I appreciate the early stage funding received from Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2006, which has been particularly acknowledged in the news release and our recent publication. Although the project is still facing new challenges to move forward to the advanced development and clinical trial stage, your support played a major role to make this work possible. Thank you!” A study published in the May edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Translational Medicine found that the new test, that measures levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) as well as six specific antibodies found in the blood of men with the disease, was more sensitive and more specific than the conventional PSA test used today. [caption id="attachment_1871" align="alignleft" width="104" caption="Dr. Yu Chen"][/caption] Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, ...

On the Road with Breakaway from Cancer and the Amgen Tour of California

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Today we began the second half of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC), travelling with the Breakaway from Cancer campaign and the pro cyclists of the ATOC. Stage 5, Seaside to Paso Robles, is the first sunny day we’ve had since the Tour began Sunday and it was absolutely gorgeous in the heart of California’s wine country. We’ve celebrated four cancer champions so far this tour, with one more to go on Sunday. They are inspirations ...

Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Healthy Eating - Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want a little heat? Add minced fresh jalapeño.     Makes 6 servings Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 medium lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 pounds small zucchini, cut into lengthwise slices about 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tips) 1/3 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (see Tips) Preparation Bring a small saucepan of water to ...

We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Partnerships on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants worked hard to gather votes and promote their projects; we applaud their efforts in CRC awareness and screening. First Prize The winner ...