Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Research for Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on October 11th, 2010 | No Comments »
Yu Chen, PhD

25th Anniversary / Research - Yu Chen, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Maryland I am deeply grateful to the Prevent Cancer Foundation for supporting my research career in optical imaging for early cancer detection. Previously, I was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2004-2006. This was my first research grant and was a critical learning experience for me to administrate a research project. The fellowship provided the essential support for conducting my proposed research - early detection of esophageal cancer using ultrahigh-resolution endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT). The fellowship support facilitated me to formulate the research targets, develop the instrument and algorithms, collect and analyze data, and report the results in journal and conference publication. In addition, the clinical-oriented research provided me an excellent opportunity to better understand the clinical problems and requirements for technology development in detecting cancer. The fellowship greatly enhanced my interests and motivation to continue researching cancer prevention based on early detection with optical imaging techniques. I was very fortunate to be awarded another research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for developing needle-based optical imaging technology for guiding breast cancer biopsy last year. This grant is a catalyst to my independent research career. During the last year’s support ...

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Healthy Recipes:Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Healthy Eating - Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.   Yield: 12 servings Total Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/4 pounds cooked shrimp Recipe Steps: Place garlic and oil in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ...

Cancer Prevention Laurels: Celebrating 8 Years of Award Winners!

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on October 7th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Conferences / Foundation News - Each year for the past 8 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has presented Laurels awards to innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. This event began in 2003 as a means of both recognizing and celebrating leaders in cancer prevention. The laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit, and reward. In 2009, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable joined the Foundation as a co-sponsor of the awards. Again, ...

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

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate 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, ...