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Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

Posted by Rebecca Evans on February 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Events - In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., an internist and faculty member at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently studying ways to make that communication about dense breast tissue more understandable to patients. At the 2014 Dialogue for Action: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening, Dr. Marcus will speak on “How to Share Information about ‘Dense Breasts’ with Patients Who Have Been Screened for Breast Cancer." [caption id="attachment_12760" align="alignright" width="130"] Photo credit: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System[/caption] Dr. Marcus’ research in health communications about breast cancer screening provides ample evidence for how challenging it is to share health information clearly and effectively with patients. Her research shows that mammography reports with words like ‘benign’ or ‘probably benign’ are not easily understood, and that patients who receive letters that call them back for more imaging after routine screening mammograms may not know how common such letters are, nor how most call backs ...

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Free webcast on cancer funding – February 13 at 3:00 p.m. EST

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director, Policy and Advocacy on February 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Webcast - We regret to inform you that the Prevent Cancer Foundation webcast “Funding Cancer Research in an Era of Fiscal Restraint” that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST must be canceled due to the impending snowstorm on the East Coast. Thank you for your interest and we will be in touch soon with a rescheduled date for the webcast. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is holding a free webcast this Thursday, ...

Q&A with newly funded researchers: Part 1

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on February 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Research - Prevent Cancer is proud to announce our six newly funded researchers in cancer prevention and early detection! Maarten Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D., Awesome Games Done Quick Research Grant in Prostate Cancer Sonia de Assis, Ph.D., Holden Family Research Grant in Breast Cancer Prevention Ying Fu, Ph.D., Carlucci Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Ronan Kelly, M.D., M.B.A., Lilly USA Research Award in Cancer Prevention and Early detection Ronac Mamtani, M.D., M.S.C.E., Figdor Family Research Award in Cancer Prevention Kathryn ...

Healthy recipe: Smoky maple-mustard salmon

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin removed. Serve with roasted green beans and whole-wheat couscous tossed ...