Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Posted by PCF Admin on June 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - Friday night, I had the pleasure of listening to a dynamic policy discussion hosted by the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  Carolyn Aldigé, the founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, represented us on the panel consisting of two nationally recognized oncologists, leadership of our Breakaway from Cancer partners, and actor Patrick Dempsey who joined the meeting by videoconference. The discussion, appropriately titled Striking the Balance: Community Experts Come Together for High-Level Dialogue on Cancer Care, covered issues of concern across the spectrum beginning with prevention and carrying through access to quality care and survivorship.  Our moderator, Susan Dentzer, led our expert panel through a lively discussion which identified unmet needs, opportunities to improve prevention and comprehensive care, and moved towards some recommendations to address these needs and opportunities through policy change and leadership. The conversation helped elevate opportunities in prevention, and represents just the beginning of a collaboration of  5 partners playing different roles in the delivery of cancer care.  I am certain that this collaboration and shared interest in improving the quality of prevention and care, will ultimately lead to positive changes in policy.  A full video of the panel discussion will be available on this blog, soon. So, watch this space!

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Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge again.  We all must deal with something in our lives.  For me, it was quite simply that I was beginning to feel ...

Andrea Roane Highlights Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la vida! Program

Posted by Jessica Abeita on June 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Even though I’m a pretty shy person I was ready to jump in front of the WUSA News9 cameras to talk about the ¡Celebremos la vida! program with Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 news anchor and a Sustaining Director on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. I was more than happy to talk about Celebremos! This great program is one of the cornerstone outreach programs of the Foundation. For those who are reading this before ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...