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Breakaway from Cancer Goes to Capitol Hill

Posted by PCF Admin on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On July 20, Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a Capitol Hill educational event to raise awareness about the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  The educational meeting targeted  Members of Congress and Congressional staff to share information about resources available through the campaign partners, that can assist them and their constituents in navigating issues ranging across the spectrum of cancer prevention and care. During the event, Prevent Cancer Foundation staff talked with guests about programs and resources offered by our organization to help empower individuals with tools to reduce their risk for developing cancer or to detect their cancer early.  Featured speakers included House Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) and Congressional staffer Daniel Holt. Breakaway from Cancer is a national campaign that educates individuals about resources available to them spanning prevention through survivorship.  Campaign partners include Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Cancer Support Community, the Patient Advocate Foundation, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, and campaign sponsor Amgen. Breakaway from Cancer conducts educational events across the country, including a major presence at the Amgen Tour of California, LiveStrong Rides and the Dempsey Challenge, and most recently, by hosting a policy panel at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Photo: (Left to ...

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First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

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Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

25th Anniversary / Outreach / Regular Screening - Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so ...

Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition

Outreach / The Super Colon - What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan.  The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease. Nearly 700 people ...

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups ...