Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog


Posted by PCF Admin on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - Those frustrated by current tensions and bitterness on Capitol Hill would have relished the warmth and unity as a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members, their spouses and family members gathered for the 19th annual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon.  The theme was Celebrating 20 years of Families Who Serve, an observance of the 20 year milestone of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program founded in 1991. (The Prevent Cancer Foundation program provides tools to Congressional spouses and family members for use in their home states and nationwide.) [caption id="attachment_5158" align="alignright" width="358" caption="Award recipients: (L. to R.) Freda Manzullo, The Honorable Lois Capps, Steve Andrews, Erin Andrews"][/caption] With well known television journalist Paula Zahn (currently hosting Investigation Discovery Channel’s On the Case with Paula Zahn) ably at the helm as Mistress of Ceremonies, the following awards were presented: The Congressional Families Leadership Award was presented to Freda Manzullo, (wife of Congressman Don Manzullo, Illinois) by her dear friend, Diana Enzi (wife of Senator Mike Enzi, Wyoming).   A lymphoma survivor, Freda has made it her mission to raise awareness, especially about listening to signs from our bodies and getting checked by a health practitioner. The Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award went to House ...

Researcher Q&A with Derek Huffman, PhD Part II

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Research - Dr. Huffman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a 2009 recipient of a Foundation research fellowship. One of Dr. Huffman’s major research goals has been “to uncover exactly what is it about being obese that drives cancer risk and to see if this relationship is in fact a causal one.” Currently, he is working towards this goal by examining whether there is a causal link between ...

Researcher Q&A with Derek Huffman, PhD Part I

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »

Research - This month the Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Derek Huffman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Huffman received a two-year fellowship from the Foundation in the spring of 2009. His research focuses on finding a causal link between abdominal fat and tumor risk by examining colon tumors. 1.  What led you to the field of colon cancer research? There is overwhelming evidence that shows your ...

7 Tips for Successful 5K Training

Posted by Joe McConnell on September 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - Whether you are getting ready for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K on September 24 or looking to start running on your own, read these tips for successful 5K training. 1. What is the minimum amount of time that someone needs to prepare for a 5K? At least a month to work up to 2-3 miles for people who run a little bit and have a little experience; 6 weeks for someone who doesn't run at all; 8 ...