Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Prevent Cancer News Round-up: Week of Aug. 30 – Sept. 3

Posted by PCF Admin on September 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The below is the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog's weekly look at news from around the web in the wellness and cancer prevention communities. Vitamin D Affects Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer Genes New research shows that vitamin D may play a part in controlling genes linked to some cancers, dementia and autoimmune disorders. (cnn.com Blog) Moderate Exercise Could Help Prevent Cancer The World Cancer Research Fund reports that 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer could be avoided every year in Britain through moderate exercise such as brisk walking. (AP) Health Centers to get $250 million in Grants to Build Clinics, Boost Services Federal grants will allow 1,100 health centers across the country to build clinics and bolster services at existing clinics for low-income patients. (Washington Post) Report: Cancer is the World's Costliest Disease An American Cancer Society report states that cancer is the world's top “economic killer” as well as its likely leading cause of death. Cancer costs more in productivity and lives lost than AIDS, malaria, the flu and other diseases. Cancer's economic toll in 2008 was $895 billion. (AP) Rectal Cancer Rates Increase in People Under 40, Researchers Say Researchers find the incidence of rectal cancer has grown 3.8 percent per year ...

Breast Cancer Research Q&A with Dr. Yu Chen

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager of Research Administration and Community Outreach on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Research - With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, the Foundation is highlighting the research of Dr. Yu Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Chen received a two-year grant from the Foundation beginning in January 2009. His research focuses on developing high-resolution, multi-modal optical imaging techniques that can accurately guide biopsy procedures to improve test results so that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an earlier stage. We asked Dr. Chen the ...

A Focus on Prevention

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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Andrea Roane TV-9 News Anchor Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! Andrea Roane, TV-9 news anchor and long time board member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation shares her seventeen year long involvement with the Foundation. She also speaks about the Foundation's partnership with TV-9 and the "Buddy Check 9" program for early detection breast cancer awareness. Watch YouTube video! Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.

Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Eating - A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2. 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt ...