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ScreeningSaves.org: Ready for a Challenge?

Posted by PCF Admin on March 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mary Dempsey, Maureen Higgins, Mark Turcotte

Regular Screening - To honor National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Screening Saves Lives Web site and issued a Screening Saves Lives National Challenge to community organizations to submit colorectal cancer screening and awareness projects and initiatives.  As part of the Challenge, organizations are asked to mobilize their communities to demonstrate their support by voting on the Web site. Top vote-getting projects move on to the judges, who will then choose the top 3 entries.  Projects may range from public awareness and education to encouraging or providing screening. Organizations should use the unique features of their communities in the design and implementation of their projects. The deadline for application submission is April 7. The Screening Saves Lives Web site is an interactive place for individuals to learn about colorectal cancer and to share personal stories. The site is also home to a dynamic online community where both individuals and organizations can ask questions and share experiences and information supporting colorectal cancer screening efforts nationwide. Everyone Wins! Every organization that applies will receive FREE colorectal cancer educational resources. Every individual who votes will receive a FREE “preventable, treatable, beatable” Buddy Bracelet FIRST Prize will go to the most innovative, imaginative and effective local colorectal cancer screening ...

Early Detection Was the Gift of Life

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events - This Friday, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Spring Gala: The Enchanting Principality of Monaco and I am honored to be involved in its planning. For me, this Gala is not just another social event; it is an important celebration for a cause that is especially close to my heart. In the past fifteen years, I have had three separate cancer diagnoses – two occurrences of melanoma and one occurrence of breast ...

Healthy Recipes: Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Healthy Eating - Not so long ago, Dover sole meant an overcooked fillet swimming in butter, dotted with tasteless dried herbs and soaked in too much lemon juice. But sole deserves a comeback: it can become a satisfying, sophisticated, one-skillet dinner with very little effort. The recipe can easily be doubled. 2 servings Active Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 orange 10 ounces Pacific sole, (see Note) or tilapia fillets 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 1 medium ...

Sunny Walia’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - The Determined Dermatologist It’s no surprise that dermatologists care about skin cancer. But what happens to a dermatologist who has a family member diagnosed with the disease? Sunny Walia, assistant professor of dermatology and director of dermatologic laser surgery at George Washington University knows everything there is to know about sun safety, but when someone in her family was diagnosed with skin cancer, she re-dedicated herself to ...