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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 ...

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science Translational Medicine. There are multiple ways that some cancers can be prevented. Here are a few: 1 – Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. It may be hard, but more than 75% of lung cancer cases could be avoided in the U.S. if people didn’t smoke. 2 – Ask your healthcare provider ...

Healthy Recipes: Fig-Anise Rolls

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
Fig-Anise Rolls

Servings: 18 Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 5 hours To Make Ahead: Store cooled rolls in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Or individually wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat stored rolls at 350°F for about 10 minutes; reheat frozen rolls for about 20 minutes. Recipe Description: The early American yeast bread, anadama bread, made with molasses and cornmeal, inspired these delicious dinner rolls. We think the sweet figs ...

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...