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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

08/17/2021

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

08/12/2021

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

08/05/2021

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

08/02/2021

The Prostate Cancer Foundation Applauds the Introduction of H.R.4880 – Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act

We thank champions Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-02) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) for the recent introduction of the Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (H.R. 4880). Since 2016, PCF has been raising awareness and administering $50 million in funding to tackle prostate cancer as the number one cancer. Read More

Sofrito

Download the recipe card Sofrito Makes 2 ½ cups Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20-30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound fresh ripe tomatoes 1 medium onion 1 red bell pepper 3 cloves garlic 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive-oil to taste - fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley, and/or cilantro) to taste. Read More

07/12/2021

Targeting PSMA: Serious Side Effects, and Navigating a Safe Course (Part 4)

EFFORTS TO REDUCE SIDE EFFECTS So, with all this published success, is there a downside to radioligands?  Just like the use of magic in fairy tales – they come with a price.  The radioligands target the salivary glands, where there is a small amount of PSMA produced.  Beta particles such. Read More

07/01/2021

Targeting PSMA: Dramatic Success (Part 3)

PCF-funded investigator Neil Bander, M.D., Director of Urological Oncology Research at Weill Cornell and a pioneer in the study of PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen), developed an antibody that targets this molecule that sits on the surface of prostate cancer cells.  He later characterized PSMA, and found many reasons why it. Read More

06/16/2021

Screening and Family Risk

Get screened Prostate cancer screening starts with a simple blood test, called a PSA test. PSA stands for prostate specific antigen. When should you be screened? It depends on a few risk factors. Start to talk with your doctor about prostate cancer screening when you are age 40 if you. Read More

Jerk Kebabs

Download the recipe card Jerk Kebabs Recipe courtesy of Beth Ginsberg Number of servings: 8 Prep time: 30 minutes (plus marinating time) Cook time: 10 minutes Safety Note: Habanero peppers are extremely hot. Be careful when handling them not to touch your eyes or other sensitive areas. Ingredients: Jerk Marinade. Read More