Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Breast cancer: From the Lab to the Living Room

Posted by PCF Admin on October 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach / Regular Screening / Research - This month the nation is awash in pink and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is doing its part to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection through funded research, outreach and education programs. Over its history, the Foundation has funded 75 breast cancer research projects. These important studies have ranged from biomarkers and imaging research to dietary factors and risk reduction strategies. The Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! program has been providing breast cancer screening and education in the DC metro area for 16 years. This hallmark program has provided over 6,500 screening and diagnostic mammograms to underserved Hispanic women over 40 years old. Project Early Awareness targets younger women, typically 10th to 12th grade high school students. The program is run in partnership with the Howard University Cancer Center. The educational sessions reach young women and men in DC with vital breast health and cancer prevention information and encourage them to share the message of early detection with their relatives and caregivers. The program’s interactive activities include role-play scenarios where the students practice sharing information with others and advocating for their health. Stemming from the breast cancer work in the DC high schools, the Foundation and Howard University Cancer Center developed breast health ...

Stay Classy Awards Recognize Foundation for Community Outreach to Hispanic Women

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development 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 ...

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 »
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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 ...