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SENT VIA EMAIL September 3, 2021 The Honorable Governor Gavin Newsom State Capitol Building, First Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Via: Tam.Ma@gov.ca.gov. RE: LETTER OF SUPPORT SENATE BILL 535 (LIMÓN) – CANCER BIOMARKER TESTING Dear Governor Newsom: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this letter of support for CA Senate. Read More


At Last, Clarity! 

John Strizver thought he was finished with prostate cancer 23 years ago, after a radical prostatectomy in 1998.  And, for many years, he was:  He and his wife, Janice, who live in California, got a motor home and took their two young sons all around California and across the country. Read More

Southwestern Spiced Amaranth-Lentil Patties with Cilantro-Jalapeño Sauce

Download the recipe card Southwestern Spiced Amaranth-Lentil Patties with Cilantro-Jalapeño Sauce Recipe courtesy of Lois Leonhardi These amaranth and red lentil veggie bites are flavored with a blend of Southwestern spices and topped with cilantro-jalapeño sauce. They are perfect for brunch, lunch, dinner or can be served as an appetizer.. Read More

Blueberry Oatmeal bake

Blueberry Oatmeal bake Adapted from cookieandkate.com Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Serves: 9 Measure: ½ cup chopped pecans 2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats 2 ½ cups frozen wild blueberries, divided Combine: 2 cups milk (any kind: cow’s, almond, soy, etc.) Optional: substitute a whole mashed banana and. Read More


Olfactory Sensations! Meet the Dogs Leading the Revolution in Prostate Cancer Detection (Part 1)

Prostate cancer stinks.  Figuratively and, well, literally.  Humans can’t smell it, but dogs sure can.  And get this:  aggressive prostate cancer has its own smell, that dogs can distinguish!  Earlier this year, PCF-funded researchers in the U.S. and UK published a study showing that medical detection dogs could discriminate –. Read More


Olfactory Sensations! Smells Like Cancer (Part 2)

Dogs with an excellent sense of smell can detect molecules in parts per trillion.  Trillion!  Hunting dogs, like Retrievers and Spaniels, and some working dog breeds, like German Shepherds (and mixes thereof) have 300 to 350 million sensory receptors; in comparison, humans have maybe 5 million.  Although the human brain. Read More

Plantain Chips

Download the recipe card Plantain Chips Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 plantain Salt Olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and very thinly slice plantains. Toss in olive oil and salt to taste. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Read More


Prostate MRI: “Way Far Ahead of the Game” (Part 3)

Prostate MRI’s ability to show what’s happening in the prostate is already transforming how prostate biopsies are done.  Will it change treatment for prostate cancer, as well? Radiologist Peter Choyke, M.D., believes it will.  He is Senior Investigator and Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Imaging Branch, and a. Read More


Prostate MRI: “Way Far Ahead of the Game” (Part 2)

Why is MRI on the upswing in prostate cancer?  Because the information it provides is so good:  it can show the size and location of tumors and guide a personalized, targeted biopsy aimed at suspicious areas – instead of a best-guess biopsy that tries to get tissue samples from each. Read More


Prostate MRI: “Way Far Ahead of the Game” (Part 1)

Can MRI really make a difference in diagnosing prostate cancer?  Just ask Robert Grey.  It took nine years for his cancer to be diagnosed.  He felt like a human pincushion after going through numerous tests, exams, and five prostate biopsies – some of them saturation biopsies (each involving 20 or. Read More