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Night shift workers face greater risk for ovarian cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to a new study, women who work the night shift are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer. Researchers followed more than 1,100 women with advanced ovarian cancer, nearly 400 with early-stage disease and a comparison group of women without ovarian cancer. Night shift work was associated with an increased risk of advanced ovarian cancer and an increased risk of early-stage cancer for women age 50 and older. This type of work has also ...

Healthy recipe: Basil, shrimp & zucchini pasta

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Basil Shrimp and Zucchini Pasta

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: This quick-cooking, healthy dinner is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil. If you have leftover cooked pasta from another meal, use it and skip Step 2. Since the recipe combines a starch, vegetables and the shrimp, all you need is a fruit or vegetable salad to round out the menu. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation chosen as charitable partner for Alloro Collection’s new fashion line for women with breast cancer

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on March 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to be named as the first charitable partner for the Alloro Collection, a unique and chic clothing line specifically designed for women who have undergone breast cancer treatment. The line includes clothing and accessories that are constructed to meet the physical needs of women recovering from treatment, while lifting their spirits with fashionable and colorful designs. The Foundation is proud to help Alloro fulfill their mission of helping breast cancer ...

Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more likely to die from cancer than their white female counterparts. Latest research also shows that between 2005 and 2009, about ...