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Healthy Recipes: Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Posted by PCF Admin on October 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Healthy Eating - Finely chopped raw broccoli is tender and mild--here it’s tossed with a creamy dressing, meaty chickpeas and sweet bell pepper. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and finely chopped (about 3 cups) 1 7-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper Recipe Steps: Whisk feta, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Add broccoli, chickpeas and bell pepper; toss to coat. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 122 calories; 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 1 g mono unsaturated fat); 11 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 4 g fiber; 260 mg sodium; 324 mg potassium © 2009 EatingWellInc.com Photo: Ken Burris

Striking a Balance

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on October 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
ASCO Panel

Advocacy / Conferences - Cancer is a terrible disease. That is why our organization has been focused on research and education in prevention for 25 years, and why we continue to fund research, education and screening directed towards prevention, risk reduction and screening. And while a cancer diagnosis is devastating, there is a strong support system that exists for patients through a network of non-profit organizations. Prevent Cancer Foundation has joined with Amgen, the Cancer Support Community, the Patient Advocate Foundation and ...

Congressman and Wife Probed

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lisa and Jim McGovern

Advocacy / Regular Screening - It’s election season. Candidates across the country have been under a microscope, having every detail of their lives examined. Just a few short months ago, my husband – Congressman Jim McGovern – and I were being probed in a different way: by a colonoscope. More about that in a minute; first, let’s travel back in time a bit further…. Last year, both Jim and I turned fifty (yes, the big 5-0). Also, we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. HUGE milestones. So the ...

A ¡Celebremos la vida! Success Story

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Administration & Community Outreach on October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Celebremos

Outreach / Regular Screening - Help support this program with a StayClassy Award vote for the Prevent Cancer Foundation before this Friday, October 22! Following up on last week’s post about the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s nomination as a City Finalist for the StayClassy Charity of the Year Award for its continuing support of the ¡Celebremos la vida! program, the Foundation would like to share a wonderful story sent to us by Mary Wozniak, MPH, Celebremos  Program Coordinator at the Spanish Catholic ...