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Clearing the Air on Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on November 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News / Regular Screening / Research - Did you know lung cancer kills more people per year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined? While it is true that not smoking is a major way to prevent lung cancer, we want to clear the air on a few other important preventive measures one can take to stay healthy. And there’s no better time to do so than during Lung Cancer Awareness month! Since 2004, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has hosted a series of annual workshops focused on the application of high resolution CT imaging data to the development of new therapies for the management of early lung cancer, attacking the disease at a stage when it is much more likely to have a successful outcome. The meeting brings together a multidisciplinary group of scientists who rarely find themselves in the same room, enabling cross-disciplinary input and a variety of perspectives to be shared. This year, the Foundation’s seventh annual Lung Cancer Workshop identified advances in spiral CT scanning to assess the effectiveness of new therapies, discussed the common elements between lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases, and explored the value of open access publications. The meeting series has resulted in the development of several open access imaging databases, eight ...

25th Anniversary Congratulations

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Kim Thiboldeaux

25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Kim Thiboldeaux Cancer Support Community Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary!  The Cancer Support Community has been privileged to partner with the Foundation on a number of prevention campaigns.  We applaud you on all of your accomplishments in the past 25 years.  See the YouTube video! Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.

Prevent Cancer News Round-Up

Posted by PCF AdminPCF 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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Garlicky Green Beans

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Garlicky Green Beans

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 ...