Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Nurturing a Generation of Cancer Prevention Scientists

Posted by PCF Admin 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 colorectal cancer, its preventability, and the importance of early detection.  The Foundation, whose impact extends far beyond its area of focus in cancer prevention, has become one of the leading and most respected organizations in the entire cancer community. Founded by Prevent Cancer Foundation in 1999, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a nationwide effort to educate the public about steps that they can take to protect themselves against the second leading cancer killer of Americans, which is 90 percent preventable.  The Foundation has also nurtured a generation of cancer prevention scientists.  We know that many cancers are preventable through lifestyle changes and screening, yet more than 553,000 Americans will die this year alone from various forms of the disease.  The tragedy of these losses is compounded ...

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 »
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 ...