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Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. The U.S. death rate for colorectal cancer also fell from 19 to 16.7 per 100,000 between 2003 and 2007. ...

Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Gang Zeng

To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the ...

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 ...

Festival de Fiesta Broadway!

Posted by PCF Admin on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Feista Broadway

When Los Angeles, California shuts down 12 square blocks of downtown you understand why the 22nd annual "Fiesta Broadway" is billed as the largest "Cinco De Mayo" event in the world.  Combined this year with Mother's Day it drew nearly 500,000 Latinos making it the largest Hispanic event, in the country's largest Hispanic market! The Prevent Cancer SuperColon was sponsored by the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) whose mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing ...