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Research progress report: Obesity and colorectal cancer risk

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
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Joel Mason, M.D., at Tufts University was awarded the Marvin M. Davis Research Award in Colorectal Cancer by the Prevent Cancer Foundation last year for his project on obesity and colorectal cancer risk. Below is an update on his project as he marks the halfway point. What led to your interest in colorectal cancer prevention research? My initial interest in colorectal cancer prevention was stimulated by a quite remarkable role model, Dr. Bernard Levin, whom I worked ...

On the road again: The 2014 Prevent Cancer Super Colon tour

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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With the end of spring comes the winding down of the national Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ tour. Since March 1, I’ve traveled to Sebring, Florida, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Thousand Oaks, California with an eight-foot high, twenty-foot long giant inflatable colon as my only companion (Just kidding. We work with a company called Event Strategies Inc. to transport the exhibit. Thanks Cris and Chuck!). I’m often asked, “You must have the best job ever, huh?” and ...

A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...

I’ll admit it: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is pretty super

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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On September 29, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ made its way to Nationals Park for the annual Prevent Cancer 5k/Walk Run. 450 runners and walkers stepped through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon, exploring (and sometimes yanking at) various colon disorders. It was the making of nightmares for one little girl whose father had to drag her in (“This is for your health!”), but most visitors left knowledgeable albeit slightly horrified. Eighty-six percent of the visitors ...