Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Mayor Thomas Menino: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF Admin on February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Mayor's Message is Loud and Clear The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, is also a skin cancer survivor. As an advocate for raising skin cancer awareness, he declared April 22, 2008 "Sunwise Day" in Boston to remind people that with the warmer weather comes sun responsibility. To commemorate the event, he partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the SHADE Foundation to plant trees, distribute free sunscreen and generate discussions about sun safety. The Prevent Cancer Foundation asked the mayor how he blended his roles as a mayor and a skin cancer survivor. What steps have you taken to raise awareness of skin cancer in your city? The most important steps I have taken as Mayor are pushing to raise awareness and ensuring that residents and employees have access to screening. In 1997, I became the first mayor in America to sign an Executive Order granting City of Boston employees up to four hours off per year to use for cancer screenings. We know that early detection of cancer is critical and that many cancers can be effectively treated if detected early. And early detection means early treatment. What steps ...

Part I – The Super Colon Lady Gets A Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 9th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - So now it’s my turn!  Traveling all over the country with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is my job.  Working to bring educational awareness about colorectal cancer and preventive screening to different venues has allowed me to meet many wonderful people who have shared their experiences about getting a colonoscopy. Generally, you do not hear good stories when you are standing in front of a 20 ft long, 8 ft high inflatable colon. So, as ...

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Foundation News / Research - This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer development. We asked Dr. Crew the following questions about her research and the importance of funding ...

Healthy Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups baby spinach 1 14-ounce can ...