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

Posted by PCF Admin 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 be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and life-style.” As with all published studies, we shouldn’t look at this one with blinders on; especially when it comes to cancer. It’s likely that both genetics and a wide range of other factors contribute in different ways to different cancers. Cancer is an uncontrolled system of cell division inside the human body. The word cancer represents not just one disease, but many diseases. There are, in fact, more than 100 different types of cancer. In the field of cancer research, scientists define the environment as everything outside the body that enters and interacts with it.  These interactions, or environmental exposures, include a long list of different types of exposures, like sunshine, radiation, hormones, viruses, bacteria, ...

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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson 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 ...

Striking a Balance

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