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New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Dialogue for Action participants work to increase cancer screening across the country

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on January 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Health professionals, who attended the Foundation’s 2012 Dialogue for Action conference in March, have been busy working to make an impact in cancer screening in their communities. The 2012 Dialogue brought together over 200 health care professionals and advocates from 34 states, the District of Columbia and eight tribal nations and urban Indian health organizations. We recently asked the 2012 participants about their post-conference activities. The great majority of respondents (84%) reported that they shared information ...

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...

The importance of Dialogue: Encouraging health professionals to improve cancer screening at the local level

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Coordinator, Research & Programs on December 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As 2012 draws to a close, the Foundation continues to plan the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets. Registration has just opened for health professionals working in cancer screening. Even if you are not a health professional, the Dialogue is important for you, too! Conference participants from across the country use the knowledge, connections and experiences they gain at the Dialogue to improve cancer screening in their communities and work settings. ...