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Healthy Recipes: Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Posted by PCF Admin on February 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 lemon 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 10 ounces mushrooms, halved or quartered 1 cup diagonally sliced carrots , (1/4 inch thick) 2 cups snow peas , (6 ounces), stems and strings removed 1 bunch scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces, white and green parts divided 1 tablespoon chopped garlic Preparation Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon and whisk 3 tablespoons of the juice with broth, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with tongs. Add mushrooms and carrots to the pan and cook until the carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add snow peas, scallion whites, garlic and the reserved lemon ...

Mayor Thomas Menino: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF AdminPCF 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 ...

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 ...