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Oncotones at ASCO Annual Meeting: Great Band, Good Cause

Posted by PCF Admin on June 16th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws oncology professionals from around the globe.  The 2010, Advancing Quality, Promoting Innovation generated significant news across the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention through end-of-life care.  Sessions focused on advances in preventing or treating the most commonly diagnosed cancers, as well as the most rare. Prevent Cancer Foundation participates in the meeting on many levels.  President and Founder Carolyn Aldige, Jessica Abeita, Assistant Director, Research Administration & Community Outreach, and I were all there, walking the very LONG halls of the convention center, participating in sessions, networking with other organizations, and talking to the oncology community about the work of the Prevent Cancer Foundations and the contributions we make to the collective effort to better prevent and treat cancer. And while the days were long and the subject serious, we were treated to a lighter side of the conference.  On Sunday evening, we were honored to be one of four beneficiaries of a concert featuring the Oncotones at the House of Blues in Chicago.  The Oncotones are a band that consists of corporate employees, healthcare professionals and professional musicians, performs at various events to raise money for organizations that provide ...

25 Years Funding Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Research

Posted by Karen Peterson, PhD, Vice President of Programs 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 ...

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 ...