Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

25 Years Funding Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Research

Posted by PCF Admin on June 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Every so often, it’s good for an organization to take stock of what it has accomplished over the years.  As part of the 25th anniversary of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we decided to take a broad look at our funding of external research since 1985.  The Foundation is a small, gutsy organization of about 25, and its mission is prevention and early detection in research, as well as education and community outreach.  The Big Picture To create the big picture of the “who/what/where/when” of our funding over the years, we used our researcher database, which now holds the records for most of the research funded since the early days of the Foundation.  (A few years ago, when we developed the database, “peopling” it took some work, because we had to enter manually the records of researchers funded before 2004, when we began using an online application system.) Exciting News And what we found was very exciting!  The Foundation has invested over $20 million in research to prevent cancer or detect it early, funding projects in areas as diverse as behavioral interventions, molecular biomarkers, vaccine development and new screening methods, including new imaging possibilities.  Here are some of the highlights of the report: •The Foundation has ...

Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   What I do have is years of paying attention to medical guidelines, the knowledge garnered from working with healthcare professionals for many ...

Bad Beat on Cancer: Cancer is a Drag

Posted by Danny Horowitz on June 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Outreach - No, we’re not very unattractive women in need of electrolysis. We’re dressing in drag to play poker and support Bad Beat on Cancer during the World Series of Poker (WSOP.)  Okay, and maybe it’s because we like to wear ladies’ clothing just a litte bit. The Bet Seriously, why are we doing this?  Rafe lost a game of Roshambo (rock-paper-scissors) with poker pro Joe Sebok while on Poker2Night.   Wearing his green 1% Bad Beat on Cancer patch, signifying his pledge ...

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Posted by Lisa Hughes 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 ...