Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by PCF Admin on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did I think inspiration would come from two very perky blondes who I’m sure are former cheerleaders.(Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) Both put their energy and knowledge to good use by educating and inspiring individuals to own their own health: Dr. Ann Kulze and Denise Austin. Dr. Ann, who serves on the Foundation’s board of directors, is a nationally recognized expert and motivational speaker on nutrition, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. She transforms “new science” related to healthy living into programs that are easy to follow. Dr. Ann says these programs are “fun,” but I have to admit for “junk food junkies” like me, not so much fun. Her podcasts and newsletters are a must – her enthusiasm is infectious! Of course everyone knows Denise.  Besides being the Honorary ...

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...

Breakaway from Cancer Goes to Capitol Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Advocacy - On July 20, Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a Capitol Hill educational event to raise awareness about the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  The educational meeting targeted  Members of Congress and Congressional staff to share information about resources available through the campaign partners, that can assist them and their constituents in navigating issues ranging across the spectrum of cancer prevention and care. During the event, Prevent Cancer Foundation staff talked with guests about programs and resources offered ...

First Grant Leads to HPV Vaccine

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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 ...