Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Cancer Survivor to Young Women: Skin Cancer Prevention Essential

Posted by PCF Admin on May 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lauren

Save Your Skin - One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as a cancer survivor is to take care of my skin. Before my diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2002, I would work on my tan throughout the summer by slathering on tanning oil and laying out in the sun for hours. I always got very dark and rarely burned, so I figured it was “safe” for me to skip the sunscreen. And as embarrassing as it is to admit, I used to frequent tanning beds in the fall and winter to keep my summer tan alive. I would also go tanning before vacations because I was a believer in the “base tan myth” and thought “I’ll never get skin cancer, it won’t happen to me.” If I knew then how terrible it was to experience cancer firsthand, I would have protected my skin and stayed out of the sun – and out of tanning beds – as a young teen. On May 3, I attended the Raising Skin Cancer Awareness and the Dangers of Indoor Tanning Congressional Briefing at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center. The Briefing highlighted the introduction of the Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act (TBBCA), which calls on the Food and ...

Healthy Recipes: Cherry-Vanilla Milkshake

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on | No Comments »
Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

Healthy Eating - So thick you’ll need a straw and a long spoon to enjoy this frosty cherry-vanilla milkshake. 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each  Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream 1 cup nonfat milk 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation Place cherries, ice cream and milk in a blender. With the tip of a sharp knife, scrape all the black paste ...

Researcher Q&A with Dr. Scott Adams

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Scott Adams(web lg)

Research - This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Scott Adams, a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Adams is the 2010 recipient of a partnership fellowship through the American Society of Preventive Oncology, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and ASCO. His research focuses on the impact of inflammatory bowel disease on mortality following diagnosis with colorectal cancer. What led you to the field of ...

Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
janbmahrer_150px

Events - “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, ...