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First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

Posted by PCF Admin on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD

25th Anniversary / Outreach / Regular Screening - Anna R Giuliano, PhD Director of Cancer Prevention H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center  In 1991, I was a young scientist who received my first research grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation for my study of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  This award enabled me to establish the methodology for measuring the HPV DNA infection.  The lessons learned gave me the ability to propose and develop the trials of the first FDA-approved vaccine against HPV, the one you’ve heard so much about in the news. Cervical cancer was once one of the deadliest cancers affecting women in the United States, but today lives are saved because more women are routinely screened for cervical cancer.  Now we have a vaccine that can prevent up to 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and it is recommended for girls and women aged  9 to 26. Read the entire article on the Prevent Cancer Foundation Web site.  Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.

Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition

Outreach / The Super Colon - What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan.  The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease. Nearly 700 people ...

Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Lawrence McRae Featured on Today Show

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Prevention advocates come in all shapes and sizes. We recently learned about Lawrence McRae, founder of the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, featured on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week in a segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley." The piece focused on McRae's mission to generate awareness about prostate cancer and encourage regular screening, especially among African-American men. This self-proclaimed “Prostate Man” began his battle with an enlarged prostate more than 40 years ago. ...