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Healthy Recipes: Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Posted by PCF Admin on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Healthy Eating - Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears. Fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears, while reduced-fat sour cream adds flavor to the biscuit-dough crust. 10 servings Active Time: 1 hour  Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients Filling 1/3 cup pear nectar, apple juice or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slightly underripe pears, preferably Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen, thawed, coarsely chopped (see Tip) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Crust 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup canola oil Preparation Position a rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Coat a 3-quart nonreactive baking dish (see Kitchen Note) with cooking spray. To prepare filling: Combine pear nectar (or juice or water) and lemon juice in a large bowl. Toss pears with the juice. Whisk brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and ginger in a nonreactive Dutch oven until combined. Drain the liquid from the pears into this mixture; stir until well blended. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring, just until ...

A Daughter’s Story: Colon Cancer’s Impact on a Family

Posted by Catherine Osterhaus on March 17th, 2011 | 13 Comments »
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Regular Screening - “Well, it’s the size of a small orange,” my dad said as he pointed at the images taken of a tumor during his colonoscopy. It was a Tuesday night, and I felt a sense of relief that we had finally found the source of stomach pain and unexplained weight loss that he suffered from for the past two months. I was also shocked. As a thin, healthy, active thirty-eight year old, he wasn’t even a ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Hits Northern California

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ and a tsunami hit northern California at the same time this week as the Sonoma County Oncology Nursing Society (SCONS) hosted the exhibit at the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, CA.  The collaborative effort that SCONS put together included Santa Rosa Imaging Center, Kaiser Permanente, Endoscopy Center of Santa Rosa, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and other corporate sponsors.  Along with a stroll through the Prevent Cancer Super ...

Researcher Q&A with Dr. Raymond Konger

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on March 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - In spring 2007, Dr. Raymond Konger was awarded a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to support his research on skin cancer. Now an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Dermatology at Indiana University, Dr. Konger continues his research, stating, “My focus on cancer prevention is based on the idea that the best way to treat a cancer is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.” Tell us about your research examining ...