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Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé joins expert panel to discuss ways to move forward on lung cancer screenings

Posted by Rebecca Evans on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be speaking on an expert panel tomorrow, December 13, in San Francisco. Aldigé was invited to speak on the panel organized by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by Scott D. Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Malin, M.D., Ph.D. and Sean D. Sullivan, Ph.D. The panel will discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations for annual low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for adults, ages 55 to 79, who have quit smoking in the last 15 years, or who have a 30 pack per year history of smoking. The goal of the panel is to find ways to move forward on the issue of lung cancer screenings, and provide practical information to managers, practicing oncologists, policy makers and other health care system stakeholders. The panel will also be discussing the impact of the draft recommendations and prepare a publishable briefing paper reflecting their views while the draft recommendations are still in the public comment period. Joining Aldigé on tomorrow’s panel will be Laurie Fenton of the Lung Cancer Alliance, Jeffrey P. Kanne, M.D. of University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Tracy A. Lieu, M.D., M.P.H. of ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

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Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6. 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 7. 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring green beans and water to ...

Double your impact in time for New Year’s

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - December is a time for caring and giving from shopping for holiday presents to spending time with friends and loved ones. We have good news: due to a large grant, every donation between now and Tuesday, December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. You will also receive a charitable deduction if you donate before the end of 2013. There is no better gift than the gift of cancer prevention and early detection - each year, ...

Community leaders work together to prevent cancer

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on December 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Community Outreach - Collaborations between organizations are a great way to leverage resources for breast cancer screening and education. Our breast cancer screening program ¡Celebremos la vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life) provides free mammography screenings to underserved Latinas in the D.C. metro area and outside Chicago, Illinois. Our clinic partners are reaching more women with education and outreach activities every day and bringing new patients into their clinics to receive these essential cancer screening services. A significant community relationship has ...