Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by PCF Admin on October 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Foundation News / Outreach - Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Among the reasons for this is inadequate screening. Although the rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women is still higher than among white women, programs like ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) are contributing to a better future by increasing screening for cervical cancer. Many Hispanic women, especially newly-arrived immigrants, are either unaware or unable to access Medicaid or other government health insurance programs due to language barriers, illiteracy, poverty, and fear – leaving them isolated and without access to preventive care. To combat this issue, in 1994, the Prevent Cancer Foundation began ¡Celebremos la Vida!, a culturally relevant, life saving program that provides free breast and cervical cancer education, screening and early detection to medically underserved Hispanic women in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and McHenry County, Illinois. The hallmark of the Celebremos program is its unique partnerships with faith-based organizations and medical centers such as the Spanish Catholic Center and Georgetown Hospital in the District of Columbia. These partnerships ensure that Hispanic women receive cancer education, resources, follow-up care, emotional support and assistance navigating the complex healthcare system in their native language. As a result of the Celebremos program, hundreds ...

Embryonic Stem Cell Research – Back in the Center of Policy Debate

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - For nearly a decade, the subject of embryonic stem cell research has been in the headlines. Harris poll results released over the weekend indicate that almost three quarters of adults surveyed are in favor of using embryonic stem cells left over from in vitro fertilization procedures to search for potential prevention or treatment of diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes and other conditions. These poll results remain consistent with a similar survey released ...

Research for Early Detection

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 11th, 2010 | No Comments »
Yu Chen, PhD

25th Anniversary / Research - Yu Chen, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Maryland I am deeply grateful to the Prevent Cancer Foundation for supporting my research career in optical imaging for early cancer detection. Previously, I was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 2004-2006. This was my first research grant and was a critical learning experience for me to administrate a research project. The fellowship provided the essential support for conducting my proposed research - early detection ...

Healthy Recipes:Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Healthy Eating - Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.   Yield: 12 servings Total Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/4 pounds cooked shrimp Recipe Steps: Place garlic and oil in a small skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ...