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Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ Visits the California Department of Public Health

Posted by PCF Admin on April 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - Marking a milestone in the advancement of public health, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 10-yr anniversary of the CDPH laboratory in Richmond, California on April 6th by bringing the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™  to the campus along with demonstrations of other public health programs. The celebration occurred during National Public Health Week and underscored the vital role the laboratory plays in enabling scientists to identify and track diseases and contaminations.  "As one of the largest public facilities in the nation, the laboratory provides fundamental scientific services that directly protect the life of everyone in California," said CDPH Interim Director Dr. Howard Backer, who spoke at the event.  Californian's lives are also protected through the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) whose mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of colon cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved.  CCCCP is a federally funded program, run by the CDPH, established to increase awareness of colon cancer through public health education.  Unlike many other cancers, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable through early detection. Watch YouTube video!

Bad Beat on Cancer Raises the Stakes with World Series of Poker

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Back in 2003 when Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) at the World Series of Poker®, we had no idea the impact it would have on poker players and cancer prevention. That year, the BBoC initiative hit the jackpot when a little known player by the name of Chris Moneymaker (appropriate name for a poker player), won the series and donated 1% of his winnings to Bad Beat on Cancer. Fast forward ...

Healthy Recipes: Chicken & White Bean Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Vinaigrette 1 medium clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salad 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Early Detection - I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...