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Vaccine Approved by FDA to Prevent Anal Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on December 23rd, 2010 | 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 anal cancer in the United States is low, but rising. This year, there have been about 5,300 new cases and about 700 deaths. Last year, anal cancer took the life of actress Farrah Fawcett. The vaccine prevents several strains of HPV, a virus which causes about nine out of every 10 cases of anal cancer, as well as cervical and vaginal cancer in women. There are no standardized screening recommendations for anal cancer for the general population.  Approval of the vaccine provides health care professionals with an important tool in prevention of anal cancer.  Visit www.preventcancer.org for more information about HPV and cancer prevention.

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 ...

Prevention “Cycles” through the Year with Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by Lisa Hughes on December 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy / Exercise Daily - Another year of Breakaway from Cancer is coming to a close, and 2010 seemed to be bigger and better than the last! While the campaign and our partners are always available, year around, to provide resources to men and women across the country in cancer prevention through survivorship, we wrapped up our last event of the season in Austin, TX at the LiveStrong Ride. The LiveStrong Ride was the last of four LiveStrong Challenges that we ...