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Prevent Cancer News Round-Up

Posted by PCF Admin on October 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. University of Connecticut Doctor's Invention Could Reduce Need For Biopsies A device invented by University of Connecticut engineer Quing Zhu could reduce the need for biopsies in diagnosing breast cancer.(LA Times.com) Screening: Many Skip Follow-Up Tests for Colon Cancer Annals of Family Medicine study suggests that almost half of patients who get fecal blood tests to screen for colon and rectal cancers do not get the recommended repeat test or other forms of follow up for the disease. (New York Times.com) New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse Research states that women with ovarian cancer relapse, who begin chemotherapy when a biomarker for cancer arises, don't live any longer than women who wait until symptoms reappear. (Healthday.com) Love: A Natural Painkiller? Study finds that romantic love could be a natural painkiller. (USA Today.com) Daily Aspirin May Cut Colon Cancer, Study Says A daily dose (500 milligrams) of baby aspirin could reduce colon cancer cases by a quarter and reduce deaths by a third, researchers say. (msnbc.com) Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study Researchers discover that lag time between the emergence of key mutations and the formation of cancer cells take longer ...

Healthy Recipes: Garlicky Green Beans

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Healthy Eating - We cook, then cool the beans in advance so they can be heated up and seasoned moments before the meal. If you don’t like tarragon, substitute dill or leave it out completely. Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds green beans, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons minced ...

Claim That Cancer Is Purely Man-Made Disease Tells Only Half the Story

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on October 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Research - A friend sent me a recent controversial study by the University of Manchester in Britain that stated: “Cancer is a man-made disease.”  This assertion was based on the researchers finding no evidence of cancer in Egyptian remains stretching back thousands of years, which led them to conclude that cancer is something that happened with the dawn of the Industrial Age, proclaiming “there is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer, so it has to ...

Nurturing a Generation of Cancer Prevention Scientists

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary - Bernard Levin, M.D. University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! I have long known of the important work of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  For many years, I have served on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board and it has been my honor and privilege to co-chair its Scientific Review Panel since 1999. Through the leadership of Prevent Cancer Foundation, a national, non-profit health foundation, I have witnessed an incredible increase in national awareness of ...