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Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...

Prevent Cancer Grant Helps Gilda’s Club South Florida “Raise the Roof” on Breast Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Wynter and Sparkle Callender on May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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“Raising the Roof”, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, is a new project undertaken by Gilda’s Club South Florida to address breast cancer disparity among women of color. Targeted outreach and breast health education lectures will help spread the word across the community. Recently, Gilda’s raised the roof at a luncheon hosted by the North Broward County Chapter of Links Incorporated. The 200 women and men in attendance learned about breast cancer support for not only ...

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer development. We asked Dr. Crew the following questions about her research and the importance of funding ...