Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1

Posted by Rebecca Evans on February 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Research - Prevent Cancer is proud to announce our six newly funded researchers in cancer prevention and early detection! Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ying Fu, Ph.D., Marcia and Frank Carlucci Charitable Foundation Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early detection Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Kathryn Taylor, Ph.D., Richard C. Devereaux Outstanding Investigator Award in Lung Cancer Prevention Each will receive two years of funding at $40,000 per year to put their plans into action. Recently, I asked three of our new awardees to share a little about their interest in cancer and the impact of this funding on their future research. Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., University of Illinois – Chicago Named Award: Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer What he will study: Prevention of hormone-induced prostate cancer This is Dr. Bosland’s third grant from Prevent Cancer. Dr. Bosland was funded in 2005 and 2008 to support phase-II clinical trials examining the impact of soy protein prior to radical prostatectomy. This time, Dr. Bosland is focusing on hormone interactions and ...

Healthy recipe: Smoky maple-mustard salmon

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed ...

Physical activity for cancer patients

Posted by Melissa Merson, Marketing and Communications Manager on January 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Patients emerging from cancer treatment are accustomed to detailed instructions from doctors regarding medications, radiation, surgery, etc. Yet when they complete treatment the doctor often sends them along with a simple directive to eat right and be physically active. Patients often are frightened by no longer having a protocol to fight their disease and bewildered as to what to do next. For years there were questions about whether cancer survivors should even attempt physical activity. In ...

Healthy recipe: Veggistrone

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
Veggistrone

Healthy Eating - Yield: 10 servings, 2 cups each Servings: 10 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months; finish Step 3 just before serving. Recipe Description: This vegetable-packed minestrone soup recipe is inspired by a popular Weight Watchers vegetable soup recipe. It makes a big pot of soup, so keep some in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze ...