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  August 2007 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

chopping veggies Diet Matters in Breast Cancer Prevention and Survival
Confused about what role fruits and vegetables really play in cancer prevention and survival? You are not alone. Recent news coverage of the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study on fruits and vegetables and breast cancer survival has left many people puzzled about the relationship between nutrition and cancer. That’s why PCRM has been busy setting the record straight. Learn more >

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monkey"Seven Local Residents, PCRM File Lawsuit Against City of Chandler
After Covance Laboratories took another step toward the construction of a giant animal-testing facility in Chandler, Ariz., seven city residents and PCRM filed a lawsuit July 2 in Maricopa County Superior Court against the city of Chandler. The lawsuit accuses city officials of violating the Arizona Open Meeting Act and city ordinances in allowing Covance to build its facility in the Chandler Airpark. What you can do >

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joggingNew Study Finds Race Plays Role in Cancer Survival
Do cancer cells care if you’re black or white? Of course not. However, a new study by PCRM researchers finds not only that race and ethnicity play a role in determining who is at greater risk for cancer and who is less likely to survive, but that simple diet changes could help reduce those racial disparities. Read more >

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muttNew York Bar Association Challenges Use of Animal Labs in Med Schools
Now that more than 85 percent of U.S. medical schools have adopted non-animal alternatives to live animal laboratories, many organizations have begun raising new questions about the value of those labs. In June, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York wrote letters to the two medical schools in the state urging them to discontinue the use of live animals in their physiology and surgery laboratories. What you can do >

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psasTwo New Public Service Announcements Highlight Vegetarian Diets
Two new PCRM public service announcements are delivering important messages about healthy diets to two specific groups: Hispanic-Americans and parents. Award-winning investigative journalist Geraldo Rivera narrates a Spanish-language PSA and “Protective Gear” urges parents to teach their children healthy eating habits right from the start. Learn more >

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PCRM in the News

The Arizona Republic outlines Chandler residents’ lawsuit against the city

Reuters Health covers Dr. Hope Ferdowsian’s paper about ethnicity and disease

Lawsuit against city of Chandler covered in Outsourcing-Pharma.com

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PCRM’s Simon Chaitowitz writes to The Washington Post about breast cancer

Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., explains how Americans can reverse the diabetes epidemic

PCRM member Patrice Green, M.D., explains how vegetarian diets can help stop global warming in The Baltimore Sun

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