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Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon & Breakaway from Cancer Support the Dempsey Challenge

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Last month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen. The event is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. And while it raises funds for the Dempsey Center to provide services free of charge to patients and the community, the event also brings the community together through the Lifestyle Festival, walking, cycling, running, and a celebration of ...

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Increases Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Increasing daily physical activity is a great way to lower your cancer risk, but now there is another risk factor that you should know about – being seated for long periods of time is strongly linked to an increased risk for colorectal and breast cancer. "It seems highly likely that the longer you sit, the higher your risk," said Neville Owen, PhD of Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr. Owen presented the research ...

2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: SAVE THESE DATES!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The 2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge will take place on March 22-23, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. At the 2012 conference, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished keynote panel moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and to explore action-oriented topics like: what it will take to keep increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and how the coming changes ...

Researcher Q&A with Derek Huffman, PhD Part II

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Dr. Huffman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a 2009 recipient of a Foundation research fellowship. One of Dr. Huffman’s major research goals has been “to uncover exactly what is it about being obese that drives cancer risk and to see if this relationship is in fact a causal one.” Currently, he is working towards this goal by examining whether there is a causal link between ...