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Researcher Studies How Fiber Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Dallas Donohoe, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in fall 2008 to examine how fiber protects against colorectal cancer. We caught up with Dr. Donohoe to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_7181" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Dallas Donohoe, PhD"][/caption] What led you to the field of colorectal cancer prevention? My research on ...

Healthy Recipes: Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: This deconstructed version of a chile relleno turned sandwich packs some heat and an ooey-gooey filling. We like the flavor of sourdough, but any kind of bread will work well. Serve with: Coleslaw and sliced pineapple. Recipe Ingredients: 4 poblano peppers (see Note) 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, preferably low-sodium 3 tablespoons prepared salsa 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 3 scallions, ...

Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Recipe Description: This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.) Recipe Ingredients: 3 large dried pasilla (negro), ancho or New Mexico chiles (see Note) 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium white onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 cloves garlic, peeled 4 cups vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth 4 cups water 1 large ...

New Food Plate Worksheets Focus on Minority Populations

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Last week was National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15-21) and this year The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created food plate worksheets to promote healthy eating habits and cancer prevention for African American, Hispanic and Vietnamese audiences. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer stated that obesity is the second largest preventable cause of cancer diagnosis and death, after tobacco use. The ...