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Fill Up on Fish

Posted by PCF Admin on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in protecting your heart and boosting your mood, but now there’s another do-good effect to add to the list: a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities tracked 500 men for 22 years as part of the Physicians’ Health Study and found that men who ate the most fish—at least five times a week—had a 40 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer than those who dined on seafood less than once a week. Those who picked fish with the highest levels of omega-3s had a 26 percent lower risk than those who ate the least. Researchers think omega-3s may inhibit enzymes and the production of pro-inflammatory compounds that may play a role in the development of cancer. So choose fish rich in omega-3s, such as salmon or mackerel, and make it a regular main course—or add sardines to your salad. Research Grant in Action As if helping a cancer prevention scientist establish his career weren’t enough, one Prevent Cancer Foundation fellowship grant awarded in 2004 has also laid the groundwork for a breakthrough in colorectal and pancreatic cancer screening. Dr. Young L. Kim was a ...

A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

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Regular Screening - In June, 2008, young Olympic hopeful Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer, just days before the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Earlier that spring, Eric had suspected a problem, and with the encouragement of friends and family, he visited his health care provider at the age of 24. Since Eric’s cancer was caught early due to his screening, perhaps even within the first weeks of appearing and had not spread, his doctors cleared him to ...

Right Diet For Prostate Cancer Prevention

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Healthy Eating - Dr. Jin-rong Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Nutrition/ Metabolism Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and is a recipient of the Prevent Cancer Foundation research grant. Dr. Zhou is currently researching how a dietary combination of soy and black tea could significantly inhibit the development and progression of prostate cancer in a synergistic manner. Scientific evidence suggests that ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Helps Provide Screenings in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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Regular Screening - A native of Brisyol, Virginia, and former chief of medicine and head of graduate medical education at New Orleans’ famed Ochsner Clinic, Dr. Donald Erwin, President and CEO of St. Thomas Community Health Center, believes his real education began at St. Thomas. “I learned of the clinic in 1987 when two Catholic Sisters of Charity visited my church. They told my congregation that they had founded a clinic in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.” ...