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Friday, November 20, 2009

Cancer News You Need to Know | November 2009 (featuring Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill)

The Cancer Project is a great outreach that was born out of the findings in the China Study. Our tax dollars paid for the 27-year study, however, our government failed to share the results with us due to political lobby pressure from the meat, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries. The Cancer Project is now teaching us how to prevent and reverse cancer using what God provided in nature and proven clinically by the China Study!

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Dorothy Hamill Ad Expresses Support for The Cancer Project » Expanding Outreach Efforts » Combined Federal Campaign » Creative Support Making a World of Difference » Diet and Cancer in the News

Dorothy Hamill Ad Expresses Support for The Cancer Project

After Olympic champion figure skater Dorothy Hamill was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she read The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back. She was so impressed by The Cancer Project’s work that she decided to star in a print advertisement highlighting the importance of good nutrition in cancer prevention and survival.

“Your body is an instrument of expression—and mine still has a lot to say,” Hamill says in the Cancer Project ad, which is being distributed to newspapers and magazines. Hamill continues to pursue an active life of mentoring young skaters, motivational speaking, writing, television appearances, and charity work.


The Food for Life Program was launched in 2001 to help cancer survivors take advantage of the healing power of foods.
Expanding Outreach Efforts

The Cancer Project’s Food for Life Program continues to expand nationwide. This November 13 new instructors will be joining the Food for Life team, which will enable the cooking and nutrition class program to now be offered in 29 states and 150 cities, including the following new states: Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. New instructors are eager to empower cancer survivors, friends, and family members with easy-to-implement cooking skills that turn every meal into a delicious dose of healthy nutrition. To find out if there is a class near you, please visit our class resource page. Although the application window is closed for prospective candidates, we are seeking a Food for Life instructor from the state of Mississippi. Please contact info@cancerproject.org to learn more about this position or to bring classes to your community.


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): #12133

The Cancer Project is very pleased to participate again this year in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the country’s largest workplace giving campaign, which provides federal employees the opportunity to contribute to their favorite charities from Sept. 1 through Dec. 15. We are delighted to highlight our new CFC ad, featuring Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class instructor Lisa Davis, who teaches at several federal buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. Please note our five-digit CFC number (12133) when you designate your workplace gift so we can continue to provide classes like Lisa’s nationwide. Thank you!


Creative Support Making a World of Difference

Every year, Carl Cuda of Bethel, Pa., organizes a popular car cruise in his community to raise money for charity. After attending a Food for Life class, Cuda—a cancer survivor—decided to have all proceeds from this year’s event support The Cancer Project! More than 1,000 people attended the September car cruise and approximately $4,000 was donated to strengthen The Cancer Project’s efforts to promote cancer prevention and survival.

Kyle Hall of The Bronx, N.Y., recently dedicated his participation in the New York City Marathon to help raise awareness and funds for The Cancer Project—the organization has helped him introduce healthy eating to many of his family members, friends, and colleagues who may not otherwise understood the links between nutrition and incidence of cancer. A vegan diet helped him recover from a 2002 cancer diagnosis and today it provides him with the energy needed to run marathons. Hall successfully finished the race in 2:58:18 and his efforts raised $1,870 to help continue the fight against cancer.

Saladmaster has been a dedicated corporate supporter for some time, but Rob Weseman recently became the first Saladmaster dealer to designate The Cancer Project as his official charity of choice! Weseman will be donating up to $20 for every dinner hosted by his team, Lone Star Health Systems in Euless, Texas, (serving all of Dallas-Fort Worth). Weseman explains, “I support The Cancer Project because you can’t ever put enough money into prevention. What you eat and the way you prepare your food can literally change your whole life.”

If you are organizing a creative fundraiser to benefit The Cancer Project, please let us know! We’d love to recognize your efforts and provide you with information and literature to pass along at your event. Please contact bwason@cancerproject.org.


Diet and Cancer in the News …

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising
Colorectal cancer is becoming steadily more common among young adults, according to an American Cancer Society analysis. Incidence rates among adults ages 20 to 49 increased 1.5 percent per year in men and 1.6 percent per year in women from 1992 to 2005. The increase may be tied to rising rates of obesity, a major risk factor for colorectal cancer. Increased consumption of meat (especially in fast food) over the past three decades could also be a key factor. Previous studies have suggested that diets free of red and processed meats and rich in plant-based foods may significantly reduce colorectal cancer risk.

Siegel RL, Jemal A, Ward EM. Increase in incidence of colorectal cancer among young men and women in the United States. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009;18:1695-1698.

Soy Foods Offer Breast Cancer Protection
Soy foods provide protection against premenopausal breast cancer when they are consumed during adolescence and perhaps even as an adult, according to new findings from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Researchers assessed the diets of more than 73,000 Chinese women during adulthood and adolescence. Those with the highest intake of soy protein or isoflavone had about half the risk of premenopausal breast cancer compared with those with the lowest soy intake, regardless of age at time of consumption. The study found no significant association between soy foods and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.

Lee S, Shu X, Li H, et al. Adolescent and adult soy food intake and breast cancer risk: results from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89:1920-1926.

Vegetarians Less Prone to Cancer
Vegetarians are 12 percent less likely to develop cancer, compared with meat eaters, according to a recent study in the British Journal of Cancer. After following 61,000 meat eaters and vegetarians for more than 12 years, researchers also discovered that rates of cancers of the blood—such as leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—were reduced by as much as 45 percent among those following a vegetarian diet. Previous studies have shown that vegetarians have as much as a 40 percent reduced risk for all cancers.

Key TJ, Appleby PN, Spencer EA, et al. Cancer incidence in British vegetarians. British Journal of Cancer. 2009;101:192-197.

Red Meat and Dairy Products Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Fat from red meat and dairy products is associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study finds. As part of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, researchers analyzed the diets of more than 525,000 participants to determine whether there is an association between dietary fat and pancreatic cancer. This same study found no association between fats from plant foods and pancreatic cancer risk.

ThiƩbaut ACM, Jia L, Silverman DT, et al. Dietary fatty acids and pancreatic cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2009;101:1001-1011.

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