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Well-Done Meat Consumption May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk
Research into the dietary habits of about a thousand men from the Cleveland area has found that a high consumption of meats, especially of red meat prepared by grilling, is positively associated with an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer. This particular study, which was led by Dr. John Witte of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has a number of limitations, but it does add support to other investigations connecting meat consumption with cancer risk.
Toronto researchers speculate regarding a link between prostate cancer and oral contraceptive use
Very preliminary and speculative research, designed to spark further inquires, suggests that there may be a connection between oral contraceptive use and rising rates of prostate cancer. One theory is that the widespread use of birth-control pills in various populations may result in a higher level of estrogen in the environment, which might, in turn, increase prostate cancer risk.
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2011 PCCN Conference
Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is dedicated to the elimination of prostate cancer through research, education, support services, advocacy and awareness. Through its network of support groups across Canada, the organization helps men and their families improve their understanding of the disease by providing up to date information in order to assist them in making informed decisions, and provide peer to peer support. PCC promotes the importance of early detection through public education, awareness and special event campaigns.
Over 200 delegates attended the 2011 PCCN conference in Halifax where they engaged in three days of inspiration, information sharing, awareness building, education, and mutual support.
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The below videos show some of the many highlights that occurred during the conference.
Fred MacGillivary, Chair, Advisory Council – PCC Atlantic Region
Keynote address: Olivia Chow
Medical Update: Dr. David Bell,
Professor of Urology Dalhousie University
Media training with Steve Jones, Rebecca von Goetz and Peter Mallette
The Art of Cooking – Live Demonstration!
Delegates enjoying the PCCN Leaders Conference opening gala
Keynote speaker: The Honourable Darrell Dexter, premier of Nova Scotia
Bob Shiell, Cheryl Baron and Steve Pillipow
Opening Gala Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Olivia Chow, MP
Helene Vassos, Maureen MacDonald, Nova Scotia Minister of Health,
Olivia Chow, MP, Steve Jones, Rebecca Von Goetz
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