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Dialogue Registration Open

Posted by PCF Admin on December 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Conferences / Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening:  Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow.  We expect primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, radiologists, surgeons, nursing professionals, public health educators and administrators, health researchers, third-party payers, advocates and survivors from across the country to be in attendance.  The conference will be held March 23-25 in Baltimore, MD. The 2011 Dialogue is the 13th in a series of annual national conferences convened by the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It will examine health care reform and the emerging health care system from the perspective of CRC screening. We are delighted that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard and Made to Stick will speak to us about change, a topic greatly affecting public health and preventive services in these times. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the mission of reducing the number of people who die from colorectal cancer in the United States. It has been estimated that 142,570 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010, and 51,370 people will die it. The goal of the conference is to increase colorectal cancer screening and provide ...

Vaccine Approved by FDA to Prevent Anal Cancer

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action to move cancer prevention forward with the approval of a vaccine for prevention of anal cancer and anal intraepithelialneoplasia (AIN) due to human papillomavirus (HPV) types 6, 11, 16, and 18 in males and females ages 9 to 26. The vaccine has been approved previously in other indications, for the prevention of cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer in women of the same age range. Incidence of ...

Last Minute Shopping and Gift Ideas #2preventcancer

Posted by Tanya Blue, Managing Director of Development (Acting) on December 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - You can make a difference in the fight #2preventcancer this holiday season by purchasing just one gift from the Prevent Cancer Foundation Shop for Prevention friends and partners.  A portion from the sale will benefit the Foundation’s cancer prevention research, education and community outreach programs nationwide. ● Eat Right for Life is a blueprint for healthy eating and living by renowned author and nutritionist Ann Kulze, M.D. For each copy sold, $2.00 will be donated to the ...

Healthy Recipes: Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 17th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

Healthy Eating - Colorful apricots, scallions and pistachios make this vibrant dish worthy of any holiday table. Since wild rice (really a grass) does not absorb liquid to the extent that true rice and other grains do, cook it in boiling water and saute the vegetables separately so they stay tender-crisp. 6 servings, 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes   Ingredients • 7 cups water • 1 cup wild rice, rinsed • 2 teaspoons ...