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Breast Cancer Research Q&A with Dr. Yu Chen

Posted by PCF Admin on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Research - With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the Foundation is highlighting the research of Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Chen received a two-year grant from the Foundation beginning in January 2009. His research focuses on developing high-resolution, multi-modal optical imaging techniques that can accurately guide biopsy procedures to improve test results so that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an earlier stage. We asked Dr. Chen the following questions about his research and the importance of funding cancer prevention and early detection research. Q: Explain the significance of your current research.  The earlier breast cancer can be detected, the more likely it is to be treated effectively. Only 60% of breast cancers are diagnosed in their early or curable stages. Conventional needle-based biopsy techniques result in high false negatives due to sampling errors. Image-guided biopsies can improve sampling success rates, but currently those improvements are limited to lesions that are visible using conventional imaging methods such as ultrasound or mammography. These techniques cannot adequately identify small lesions. With the support from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we have developed new imaging technology and further accelerated its clinical translation. Q: Why would this (the outcome of your ...

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A Focus on Prevention

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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Andrea Roane TV-9 News Anchor Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! Andrea Roane, TV-9 news anchor and long time board member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation shares her seventeen year long involvement with the Foundation. She also speaks about the Foundation's partnership with TV-9 and the "Buddy Check 9" program for early detection breast cancer awareness. Watch YouTube video! Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.

Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Eating - A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2. 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did ...