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New Laser Technology Used to Fight Tumors

Posted by PCF Admin on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - Scientists at the University of Tennessee announced last week that advancements have been made in the field of cancer fighting laser technology. A team of biomedical engineers and physicists collaborated to create a laser that sends out ultra short pulses of light to specifically target a small region of cells. The pulses, sent at approximately every quadrillionth of a second, are precise enough to destroy small tumor tissues. Previous treatments have been limited since laser radiation typically covers a large range and also causes damage in healthy tissue surrounding the cancer. The use of short-range laser technology also expands the treatment available for cancers that cannot be removed surgically, such as certain brain tumors. Called the “femto-second laser” by its creators, the University of Tennessee and supporting institutions are seeking to immediately commercialize the use of this technology for clinical use. Read the full Article at Medical News Today

An iPhone App for Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - A new free app developed at the University of Michigan allows users to use their phone’s camera to detect early signs of skin cancer. UMSkinCheck guides users through a series of 23 photos to take of their body parts as a basis for comparison should cancerous moles or lesions appear. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 2 million new diagnoses of skin cancer in the Unites States this year and 76,250 cases of ...

Some Olympic Athletes Reject Sports Drinks for Healthy Foods

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Healthy Eating - As the 2012 London Olympics winds down, it’s no surprise that advertisements for sports drinks are in full force. However, many nutritionists and athletes suggest more natural options for training and competitions. Yale University Nutritionist Expert David Katz says many of the advertised sports foods can actually dehydrate you, make you tired and add on a few extra pounds. The sports nutrition industry claims that sports drinks contain electrolytes and minerals you can’t get from water. ...

Healthy Recipe: Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Honey Soy Broiled Salmon

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices. Recipe Ingredients: 1 scallion, minced 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see ...