Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Announcing the 2015 Dialogue for Action™: Expanding Access through Innovation!

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event on April 22 – 24, 2015. Preparation for the 2015 Dialogue is underway. We’re working to bring you the best information about technology, policy, expanding access to cancer screening and health care and more. We’re organizing sessions, lining up speakers and planning new networking opportunities. The Dialogue is an essential conference for those passionate about cancer screening. You can exchange ideas with primary care physicians, medical specialists, individuals working in medical technology, nurses, advocates, survivors, patient navigators, health services researchers and public health professionals, all in one place. [caption id="attachment_13819" align="alignright" width="221"] David Woodmansee discusses implementation of the Affordable Care Act on the state level at the 2014 Dialogue. With him (L to R) are Marcus Plescia, M.D., M.P.H., Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., and Geraldine McGinty, M.D., M.B.A.[/caption] Last year’s participants came from 33 states, 9 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and organizations, Japan and Israel. This is what past participants said: About one-half intend to implement change in their workplaces or communities as a result of attending the Dialogue. About two-thirds plan to contact colleagues they met at the Dialogue to discuss or collaborate on cancer screening activities. “The excellent agenda covered a wide range of cancer topics that were very ...

KIPP DC Discovery Academy and the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Joey Frye, Captain of Team KIPP DC: Discover Academy on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - Recently, a beloved student of our school and community lost her mother to breast cancer. Diagnosis of her condition was made aware to our staff this past winter, and just as we began the summer preparing for the upcoming school year, we were informed that she had lost her battle with the disease. I know personally that the speedy progression of the disease and its ultimate fate was a real eye-opener and reminder of how ...

A chef’s decision to run for his health

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - On the morning of September 21, 2014, the Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual 5K Walk/Run at Nationals Park. My husband and I are particularly excited to be a part of this event and support Prevent Cancer's mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Speaking of my husband: If you keep tabs on the DC area food scene, you may know who he is: Chef William Artley of Pizzeria Orso fame in Falls ...

A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...