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Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by PCF Admin 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 cancer prevention and early detection research. What led you to the field of breast cancer prevention research? As a practicing medical oncologist, I witness first-hand what women have to face after a breast cancer diagnosis. I've always had a strong interest in women's health and health promotion. I think raising awareness about breast cancer risk and options for screening and prevention are critical. Tell us about your research examining the effects of vitamin D on breast cancer risk and survival. We and other investigators have reported an association between vitamin D deficiency and increased breast cancer risk. However, uncertainty remains about whether changing a woman's vitamin D status through supplementation can alter her breast cancer risk. We are conducting a pilot study to evaluate the safety of a 1-year ...

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 ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Makes Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dream Come True

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events / Foundation News / Regular Screening - Five years ago, a perfect dream wedding was probably the last thing on Kim Read’s mind. Kim had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, affecting 23 nodes and requiring eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries. She had even opted to have her ovaries removed after discovering that the cancer was hormone-related and linked to a genetic mutation. She was only 30 years old and single.  Today, Kim is cancer free, happily married and has ...

Jim Massie: Prostate Cancer Survivor

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Screening Story - How I Beat Prostate Cancer Jim Massie began volunteering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation because it was the right thing to do. He never would have predicted that the experience would give him the awareness he needed to save his own life. Eight years ago, Jim and his wife, Camille, were key volunteers for the Hope Street Kids “Swinging for Caroline” annual golf and tennis benefit, the primary fundraiser for one of ...