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Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by PCF Admin on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Early Detection - “I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I might be less concerned over the future state of my skin; unfortunately, it is not. Genetics may be a factor in getting skin cancer; however, another major risk factor is having a history of sunburns. You might assume that, given my strong resemblance to Little Orphan Annie, I have always been very careful about sun exposure, but you would be wrong. Between swim team practice, beach trips, and lifeguarding, I spent the majority of every summer after the age of 5 outside in the sun. Fortunately, I had extremely responsible parents who kept me indoors mid-day, when the UV rays are strongest, and who did their best to slather me with sunblock. Unfortunately, as a child, I hated everything about sunblock. What I hated most was ...

Healthy Recipes: Chilaquiles Casserole

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chilaquiles Casserole

Healthy Eating - Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Canned prepared enchilada sauce has great flavor and keeps the prep time quick. It can vary in heat level so find one that suits your taste. If you want to eliminate the heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (which is often milder than red) or substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain tomato sauce. 10 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | ...

Cutting-Edge Cancer Researchers Thank the Foundation for Early Support

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 26th, 2011 | No Comments »
Prevent Cancer Champion Seal

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, ...

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 ...