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

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

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 caught up with Dr. Samei and asked him to share his research findings and the impact of receiving funding from Prevent Cancer early in his career. What led you to the field of breast cancer research? [caption id="attachment_11606" align="alignright" width="256"] Past recipient of a Prevent Cancer grant, Dr. Samei, studies stereo imaging as a new technique to detect breast cancer early.[/caption] While treatment options continue to advance, early detection remains one of the surest predictors of survival. Medical imaging is an extremely powerful tool for early detection, particularly for breast cancer. I became interested in breast cancer when I realized how an advanced imaging method could benefit thousands of women who would otherwise face (along with their families) the challenges of navigating advanced treatment options. Tell us about your ...


Healthy recipe: Quick chicken parmesan

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Quick Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 3 ounces chicken & 2/3 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce are the hallmarks of any good chicken parmesan recipe, and this one-skillet version of chicken parm is no exception. We made this recipe easier by skipping the breading on the chicken and loading the top of the dish with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with whole-wheat pasta to soak up ...

Cancer Prevention at the Kansas State Fair

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on September 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Outreach - Over 300,000 Kansas State Fair attendees crowd in to see who won first prize for the largest pumpkin every year. They wait excitedly to go on thrilling rides and rush to food stands to savor the wide variety of fair food that can’t be found elsewhere, like the famous “pronto pups” (similar to corn dogs) that Kansans rave about. This year marked the 100th year anniversary of the Kansas State Fair and the 20th year ...

Healthy recipe: Two-toned mashed potatoes

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
Two-Toned Mashed Potatoes

Healthy Eating - Yield: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare sauce (Step 2) and vegetables (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to one day. Reheat vegetables, covered, in the microwave or a double boiler before continuing with Step 4. Recipe Description: In this recipe, Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes are roughly mashed together with leeks for a beautiful mottled white-and-orange take on mashed potatoes. The creme ...