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I’ll admit it: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is pretty super

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - On September 29, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ made its way to Nationals Park for the annual Prevent Cancer 5k/Walk Run. 450 runners and walkers stepped through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon, exploring (and sometimes yanking at) various colon disorders. It was the making of nightmares for one little girl whose father had to drag her in (“This is for your health!”), but most visitors left knowledgeable albeit slightly horrified. Eighty-six percent of the visitors surveyed said that they were more likely to talk to their doctors about colorectal cancer screening after visiting the Prevent Cancer Super Colon. This was my first experience with the Prevent Cancer Super Colon. Former Prevent Cancer Super Colon Queen Cheryssa Jensen eagerly passed down the crown and her wisdom about pulling people into the exhibit, answering questions (sometimes bordering on the bizarre) and emphasizing the need to know one's family medical history. I must admit that I was a little nervous about staffing the Prevent Cancer Super Colon. I have a background in theater, but these aren’t the kinds of lines that I’m used to memorizing. I was also worried that my knowledge of colorectal cancer prevention would fall short. Luckily, I discovered that I ...

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Healthy recipe: Sweet potato, red onion & fontina tart

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Sweet Potato, Red Onion & Fontina Tart

Healthy Eating - Yield: 12 servings Servings: 12 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare the crust (Step 2), wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Cool, cover and refrigerate the baked tart for up to 1 day. Reheat at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Recipe Description: Try this roasted-vegetable free-form tart as an appetizer or side dish for a special dinner or as a vegetarian main dish. The pastry ...

Largest Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run a success!

Posted by Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events on | No Comments »
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Events - Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to thank all of the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run the most successful yet. This year we had a record setting 1,500 participants come out to Nationals Park and raise over $149,000 to support the Foundation’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to this important cause. Sunday’s weather provided ...

Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Research - Ehsan Samei, PhD, is Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Division Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Samei received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research stereo imaging as a new technique for the early detection of breast cancer. We ...