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Breast Cancer Detection: An Expanding Array of Approaches

Posted by PCF Admin on October 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fortunately for us we have all become more aware of breast cancer partly because each and every one of us is personally affected by this disease that affects one in eight American women. Whether it be our sisters, neighbors, mothers, friends or colleagues we have all seen the impact breast cancer has on the individual and their family.  However, we have all also seen the triumphs of breast cancer. It is important to remember that with early detection, breast cancer is truly a curable disease with an ever improving rate of survival. This improvement in survival is due to both early detection and improved individualized therapy. Today we are moving into an era of individualized imaging to optimally diagnose breast cancer in women of different ages, risk factors and breast densities. Just as everyone with breast cancer is not treated with one medicinal regimen, we are rapidly moving into a phase of individualized early detection to answer the needs of different women. Once again, there is certainly not a case of “one size fits all” and the result of this rapidly advancing field of individualized screening and imaging will likely result in further improvements in survival ...

Congratulations from Dr. Jill Biden

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Jill Biden, Ph.D. Second Lady of the United States Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on your 25thAnniversary! My husband Joe and I applaud your efforts and the leading role you play in both advocacy and prevention in the global fight against breast cancer and other preventable cancers.  Many of us involved in these efforts have lost a loved one to this disease – or seen a colleague or friend endure painful treatments in a long battle with ...

Healthy Recipes: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Healthy Eating - This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing. Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Total Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Blanch beans (Step 2) up to 8 hours ahead; store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with paper towels. Recipe Ingredients: Dressing 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon red-wine ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily - Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...