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2011 Dialogue for Action Pre-Conference Offers Variety of Activities

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Initiatives on November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is deep into agenda planning for the 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening, which will take place March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, MD. This dynamic conference brings together leaders in the field of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and provides concrete tools to encourage action throughout the year that will lead to increased CRC screening in communities across the nation. This year’s conference, entitled Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer ...

A Dialogue for Action That’s Magical

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Donald E. Nease, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan  “The National Dialogue for Action meeting on colorectal cancer is the only meeting I attend where survivors, advocates, public health, providers and researchers come together to discuss meaningful ways to advance the effort to reduce suffering from colorectal cancer. Normally, it’s just one or two of these groups in the room at meetings, but the Dialogue brings us all together, and that is magical! ...

Congressman and Wife Probed

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lisa and Jim McGovern

It’s election season. Candidates across the country have been under a microscope, having every detail of their lives examined. Just a few short months ago, my husband – Congressman Jim McGovern – and I were being probed in a different way: by a colonoscope. More about that in a minute; first, let’s travel back in time a bit further…. Last year, both Jim and I turned fifty (yes, the big 5-0). Also, we celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. HUGE milestones. So the ...

Cherokee Nation Proactive on Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Ruth Hummingbird, BBA Colorectal Cancer Project Coordinator Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program “Cherokee Nation colorectal cancer data shows a lower incidence as compared to the U.S. and Oklahoma, however, mortality rates are higher. Cherokee data suggests a higher occurrence of late stage diagnosis for this population group. Further, the Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital has a very high demand for colonoscopies. Education has been a big factor in later stage of diagnosis. Increased educational efforts, with the help ...