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2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: SAVE THESE DATES!

Posted by PCF Admin on October 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
Sarah AbouElSeoud

Conferences - The 2012 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge will take place on March 22-23, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. At the 2012 conference, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished keynote panel moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, and to explore action-oriented topics like: what it will take to keep increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and how the coming changes in paying for health care will affect primary and specialty care. Participants will also network with a diversity of CRC screening thought leaders. View the save the date here to learn more about what to expect! The Dialogue for Action is an informative, dynamic and interactive conference on CRC screening. Each year the Dialogue draws a diverse group of stakeholders committed to realizing the lifesaving potential of colorectal cancer screening. This group includes: Primary Care Physicians (Internists, Family Medicine Physicians, Obstetrician/Gynecologists) Gastroenterologists Surgeons Radiologists Oncologists Nursing Professionals Physician Assistants Community Health Workers Health Educators Staff of State Health Departments Staff of other Government Agencies Staff of Non-Profit Health Organizations Third-Party Payers Advocates and Survivors Researchers Administrators We hope to see you in March! If you would like to know more benefits the Dialogue has for you, read my previous post by clicking here.

It Is Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

No Smoking - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that smoking rates among young adults have fallen more drastically than those of older adults. Dr. Bethea Kleykamp, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, says the difference in quitting rates likely stems from older adults’ belief that the damage has already been done. However, Dr. Kleykamp believes this mind-set is not entirely valid, pointing to research that has found that even a month without ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Debuts New Cancer Prevention PSA

Posted by David Tutera on October 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Education - I was thrilled to hear that the Foundation was among a group of cancer organizations selected as a Coalition Partner for the upcoming Lifetime Network film Five--a story of five unique women and how breast cancer affects their lives.  What is amazing is that some of Hollywood’s elite actresses; Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keyes, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, have all come together to direct this powerful and heart-warming film. What is even more extraordinary ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Debuts New PSA, Calls for Early Detection

Posted by Holly Shaffner on | 6 Comments »
Holly and flowers

Early Detection - As a breast cancer survivor, contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month is so important to me. I’m honored and privileged to share my story about early detection. Every chance I get, I remind family, friends and perfect strangers that everyone has a mother, sister, aunt, best friend or co-worker whom they should be talking to about annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation public service announcement (PSA) is a fabulous way to remind women that to ...