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Best-ever Dialogue for Action!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on March 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

Events - Last week, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening on March 20 – 21 (pre-conference day: March 19), gathering a diverse group of cancer screening stakeholders from 33 states and the District of Columbia, 9 American Indian/Alaska tribes and organizations, Japan and Israel. Starting with Alan Thorson, M.D., Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc., from Omaha, NE, who encouraged participants to take practical actions to prevent colorectal cancer in their lives, the Dialogue provided an important forum to explore opportunities and issues in cancer screening policy, practice and programs. Presentations and exchanges were highly informative and provocative, and networking was robust. We will share more feedback from conference participants when it’s available; until then, here are some comments we’ve received: First-time Dialogue attendee Sheree Murphy, B.S.N., M.D., from Eastern Iowa Health Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, was enthusiastic about the presentations she heard and the new cancer screening colleagues she was meeting. Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H., at the American Cancer Society, emailed this: “The Dialogue is always a great conference, but this was the best ever. I learned something new and important from every single panel.” Heather Brandt, Ph.D., from the University of South Carolina, emailed that “I was ...

Healthy recipe: Cherry, wild rice & quinoa salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Recipe Description: This whole grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3/4 cup wild rice 2. 1/2 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if ...

Protecting kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) introduce legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) also vowed to take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are battery-operated products ...

A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...