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2010 Super Colon Tour Wraps Up in the Big Apple

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Initiatives on June 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The National Super Colon Tour for the Prevent Cancer Foundation's 2010 fiscal year ended with a bang on June 7 at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in New York, NY. Even the busiest New Yorkers had to come and take a look see. There were 985 people that toured the exhibit, talked with staff and volunteers and received colorectal cancer prevention and early detection information and giveaways such as buddy bracelets and gift bags. We were even ...

Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

Posted by Brooke McGee on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie and her friends sold various items that were collected from family, friends, and neighbors in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Stephanie’s event was ...

Fill Up on Fish

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in protecting your heart and boosting your mood, but now there’s another do-good effect to add to the list: a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities tracked 500 men for 22 years as part of the Physicians’ Health Study and found that men who ate the most fish—at least five times a week—had a 40 percent lower risk of ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Helps Provide Screenings in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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A native of Brisyol, Virginia, and former chief of medicine and head of graduate medical education at New Orleans’ famed Ochsner Clinic, Dr. Donald Erwin, President and CEO of St. Thomas Community Health Center, believes his real education began at St. Thomas. “I learned of the clinic in 1987 when two Catholic Sisters of Charity visited my church. They told my congregation that they had founded a clinic in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.” ...