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Colorectal Cancer Screening Dialogue Leads to Action

Posted by PCF Admin on March 31st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US among men and women combined. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, or detect it earlier, when treatment is more successful. That is why the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: [caption id="attachment_3689" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(From L. to R.) Kamin VanGuilder, Chyke Doubeni and Barry Berger"][/caption] Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow on March 23 through March 25 in Baltimore, Maryland, bringing together a diverse group of 192 stakeholders from across the country. The Dialogue for Action is for health professionals but the conference impacts all populations through the post-conference activities of the attendees. The Dialogue offers an opportunity to share experiences, knowledge, current research findings, and information about pertinent legislation as well as innovations in screening programs and awareness campaigns. Individuals working at the state level communicate with individuals working at the federal level and people working in the public sector communicate with individuals in the private sector. Attendees take the knowledge gained, along with the connections they make, back to their communities and use it to fortify their efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening. Hallmarks of the Dialogue for Action conference, such as ...

A Cold Day for the Super Colon in Music City

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & C.O.O. on March 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - Nashville is known as the home of country music, Southern hospitality and warm weather. The morning of Saturday, March 26 dawned – and as luck would have it – it was windy and cold. But that didn’t stop the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon exhibit at Nashville’s Farmers’ Market. What started out as a slow morning quickly began to change about the time “Elvis” was in the market. Folks loaded down with their fresh fruits and ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon and the Challenge

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The Super Colon - A cold, crisp and sunny morning this past weekend saw nearly 1,200 visitors at the Prevent Cancer Foundation's Super Colon as the exhibit was part of the prevention and wellness fair at the 8th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge Race in Central Park, N.Y. The fair sponsored by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and sanofi-aventis U.S. was an integral part of the race event that focuses on raising awareness about colon cancer, screening, and leading a healthy lifestyle that ...

Alaska Native Food Guide Stresses Good Nutrition, Physical Activity for At Risk Youth

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to create traditional food guide workbooks for Alaska Native youth. This new initiative, made possible through the Foundation's 2011 Community Grants program, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and nutritional habits among children at risk for obesity, cancer and other diseases. These workbooks will emphasize traditional foods and activities, enabling youth to make more informed and responsible nutritional choices. Christine ...