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Research progress report: Folic acid and breast cancer risk

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Manager, Research Administration and Conference Planning on October 29th, 2014 | No Comments »
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We’re donning our brightest shades of pink this month to raise awareness of breast cancer. This year, an estimated 232,670 women and 2,360 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Nearly 40,430 people will die of the disease. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Ligi Paul, PhD, of Tufts University to give us an update on her study of folic acid and breast cancer risk. Dr. Paul’s project is one of ...

Cooking up prevention: 2014 community grantee spotlight

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on October 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Through the support of a Prevent Cancer Foundation community grant, 7,200 African Americans in urban and rural areas in 11 states will receive cookbooks with healthy lifestyle tips on diet, exercise and cancer screening. With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, staff at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, have been collecting tips from African American women in Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. When the cookbook is finished, 18 community coalitions will help with ...

Cooking with pumpkin

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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(PHOTO LICENSE) There is no mistaking that autumn chill in the air—fall is here, and it’s time to embrace the seasonal ingredients and flavors that come with it. Eating a well-balanced and varied diet can significantly reduce your cancer risk. In fact, studies show that one-third of all cancer deaths are linked to diet and physical activity. Pumpkin, the quintessential fall cooking ingredient, is flavorful and low in calories. It’s also high in fiber, keeping you full ...

Happy Health Literacy Month

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on October 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

October is Health Literacy Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to helping individuals from all backgrounds have access to, and understand, important health and medical information. What is health literacy? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." In other words, our healthcare system is hard to navigate and medical ...

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