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E-cigarettes to be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposed rule to begin regulating electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. There are currently more than 250 brands on the market and the industry is valued at $2.5 billion. They turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. The FDA has stated that e-cigarettes have not been thoroughly studied and we currently do not know their potential risks, including how much nicotine and harmful chemicals are being inhaled during use. However, the FDA did discover that e-cigarette samples contained carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, which is an ingredient used in antifreeze. There have been a limited number of studies that have begun to explore the potential hazards of e-cigarettes. One study reported that nicotine-laced vapor generated by these devices promoted the development of cancer in certain types of human cells much in the same way that tobacco smoke does. There has been evidence that the use of e-cigarettes can lead to heavy use of conventional cigarettes as well as a decreased likelihood of quitting. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found ...

Let’s celebrate life! (¡Celebremos la vida!)

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on April 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - ¡Celebremos la vida! breast and cervical cancer program translates to “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Through this program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to be able to offer free comprehensive education and screening in a setting that is culturally appropriate and nurturing to women in need. Cancer survival stories like Silvia’s* are the reason that we do this work. For some time, Silvia felt a lump in her right breast. She was afraid to get it checked ...

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 2

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on April 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - We introduced three of our seven new research awardees in an earlier post: Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Now, meet the remaining four: Ying Fu, Ph.D., Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention ...

‘Pinning’ my way to prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 19th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Pinterest is one of my favorite social media outlets, especially for collecting quotes. This week, I pinned some of my favorite motivational quotes and pictures on Prevent Cancer's Word to inspire Pinterest Board. Start your day off right with these inspirational thoughts - I hope they help you be your healthiest self today. 1. "The greatest wealth is health." -Virgil 2. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn 3. "No ...