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Pasta Primavera

Download the recipe card Pasta Primavera Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 oz “high-protein” penne pasta 1 carrot 1 zucchini 1 red bell pepper 1 medium onion, sliced thin 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup finely chopped kale ½ cup finely chopped tomato 2. Read More

04/20/2021

COVID-19, Stress, Vaccines, and Your Immune System

If you’ve felt a higher level of stress over the past year, you’re not alone. One study found that earlier in the pandemic, stress, depression, and anxiety each were present in about 30% of people (for comparison, in the US, about 12% of adults had a major depressive episode in. Read More

04/06/2021

Full-On “Kitchen Sink” for High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Intensive Neoadjuvant Hormonal Therapy (part 3)

In several clinical trials, including this one, an intense blast of neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and androgen-directed treatment (medications such as abiraterone and enzalutamide) has shown promising results in some men – but not all men.  Why is this? PCF-funded investigator Rana McKay, M.D., medical oncologist at the University. Read More

03/29/2021

Full-On “Kitchen Sink” for High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Intensive Neoadjuvant Hormonal Therapy (part 2)

What’s the idea behind slamming high-risk prostate cancer with a battery of treatments:  surgery plus a finite course of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) plus an androgen-directed drug such as abiraterone, apalutamide or enzalutamide?  Catching cancer when it’s less prepared for battle. Over time, prostate cancer acquires genomic alterations that help. Read More

Top 10 Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

1. Eat fewer calories and exercise more so that you maintain a healthy weight. 2. Try to keep the amount of fat you get from red meat and dairy products to a minimum. 3. Watch your calcium intake. Do not take supplemental doses far above the recommended daily allowance. Some. Read More

03/22/2021

Sheffler Strong

When Pat Sheffler’s son needed to sell some more insurance to hit his bonus, Pat did what any good dad would: he bought more insurance from him. Before Brandon Sheffler could issue the new policy, his dad needed to undergo a routine physical; no problem, because Pat Sheffler, at age. Read More

Wilted French Lentil Salad

Download the recipe card Wilted French Lentil Salad Recipe by Nicole Derseweh Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Yield: 6 one-cup servings Ingredients: 1 cup French lentils 🗒 3 cups water 1 tsp vegetable boullion 1 tsp paprika ½ onion  🗒 1 cup shiitake mushrooms  🗒 1 bunch kale 🗒. Read More

03/16/2021

Full-On “Kitchen Sink” for High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer:  Intensive Neoadjuvant Hormonal Therapy

Which scenario would you prefer:  “I’ve got high-risk prostate cancer.  I sure hope it doesn’t come back after surgery or radiation!  Fingers crossed!  My doctor and I are really hoping for the best!” or, “I’ve got high-risk prostate cancer that has a chance of coming back after initial treatment.  So,. Read More

02/22/2021

Giving Cancer a “Brown-Out”

Just when it seems like the picture of diet and prostate cancer is finally coming into focus, PCF-funded scientist Nicole Simone, M.D., a radiation oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University, has added a new dimension.  It may not be just a question of the good foods you do eat, and the. Read More

Herb-Crusted Wild Salmon with Vegetable Ribbons

Download the recipe card Herb-Crusted Wild Salmon with Vegetable Ribbons Ingredients: • 2 4oz fillets of wild salmon (skin off and bones removed) • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1 tsp shallots, chopped • 1 tsp garlic, chopped • 2 tbsp nuts, finely chopped • 1 tbsp fresh. Read More