Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

We Need a Hero in the Fight Against Cancer!

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to be a partner in the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. Breakaway from Cancer raises awareness about the resources the coalition’s members provide to the public, including information about cancer prevention, support during treatment, insurance assistance, and survivorship. As part of the campaign, we will be honoring Individuals from four communities in California during the2012 Amgen Tour of California.  You can now nominate yourselves or others to be a Breakaway from Cancer® Champion. Four individuals – one from each of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California communities of Santa Rosa, Livermore, Clovis, and Los Angeles – who have made a positive impact and acted as an inspiration to those affected by cancer within their community will be selected as the Breakaway from Cancer Champions. The Breakaway from Cancer Champions will be honored and have special access at the 2012 Amgen Tour of California (May 13-May 20). Full criteria and information about nominating or becoming a Breakaway from Cancer Champion is available at http://www.breakawayfromcancer.com/champion. Nominations are open from March 2 – 23, 2012.  We hope that you can honor the work of someone who has made a difference by nominating someone from these communities. And while we can only highlight individuals from ...

Researcher Discusses Work on Tobacco-Related Cancer Disparities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - This month we spoke with Jennifer Warren, PhD, CTTS, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2007 to design and test a smoking cessation website for urban African Americans.  We caught up with her to learn about her research on disparities in tobacco-related cancer and the impact of the Foundation’s funding on her career. 1.  What led you to the field of tobacco-related cancer research? As a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University, I was ...

Bad Beat on Cancer Raises More Than $125,000 During 2011 WSOP

Posted by JanJan on March 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
2011 Bad Beat Thank You

Foundation News - Thank You! With the support of hundreds of players, Bad Beat on Cancer raised more than $125,000 at this year’s World Series of Poker ™ to help save lives through cancer prevention research, education and community outreach nationwide. Each year, nearly 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and sadly, over 550,000 will lose their battle. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is working to impact those statistics by funding research that unlocks the mysteries of cancer, and how ...

Healthy Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups whole milk 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 4 teaspoons ...