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The Beauty of Bipartisanship: Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Awards Luncheon

Posted by PCF Admin on October 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy / Events - It was somewhere between the bells ringing for votes, running back and forth from my PowerPoint presentation to my salmon, Paula Zahn and multiple speakers stalling, when Congressman Mike Castle walked into an ornate Cannon Caucus Room. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson gave a presentation about him and what he has done that rang heartfelt and true.  It was supposed to be about Congressman Mike Castle’s Special Recognition Award by our Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, but when Congressman Mike Castle walked up  to the podium and received a standing ovation before he even said a word, clearly it was about something else.  After having left the Hill two weeks ago to work at Prevent Cancer Foundation, I was fresh off of the partisan political boat. So, for me, that is the moment I realized how unifying our bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program is. This was my first event with Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program; however, it was their Eighteenth Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards. It fell on September 23rd, a sunny afternoon, perfect for an awards luncheon. An invocation from Father Daniel P. Coughlin, the Chaplin of the U.S. House of Representatives was given followed by an introduction by Lisa McGovern, ...

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Breast Cancer Detection: An Expanding Array of Approaches

Posted by Rachel F. Brem, M.D. on October 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fortunately for us we have all become more aware of breast cancer partly because each and every one of us is personally affected by this disease that affects one in eight American women. Whether it be our sisters, neighbors, mothers, friends or colleagues we have all seen the impact breast cancer has on the individual and their family.  However, we have all also seen the triumphs of breast cancer. It ...

Congratulations from Dr. Jill Biden

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
Jill Biden

25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Jill Biden, Ph.D. Second Lady of the United States Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on your 25thAnniversary! My husband Joe and I applaud your efforts and the leading role you play in both advocacy and prevention in the global fight against breast cancer and other preventable cancers.  Many of us involved in these efforts have lost a loved one to this disease – or seen a colleague or friend endure painful treatments in a long battle with ...

Healthy Recipes: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Healthy Eating - This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing. Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Total Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Blanch beans (Step 2) up to 8 hours ahead; store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with paper towels. Recipe Ingredients: Dressing 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon red-wine ...