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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 ...

Cancer Prevention Laurels: Celebrating 8 Years of Award Winners!

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on October 7th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Each year for the past 8 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has presented Laurels awards to innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. This event began in 2003 as a means of both recognizing and celebrating leaders in cancer prevention. The laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit, and reward. In 2009, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable joined the Foundation as a co-sponsor of the awards. Again, ...

2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Karen Peterson, Prevent Cancer Foundation VP of Programs, and Gary Gurian, C-Change Program Director, at the 2009 Dialogue for Action

The Prevent Cancer Foundation will host the 13th annual Dialogue for Action™ on Colorectal Cancer Screening March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. This dynamic conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of 200 health care professionals and advocates to discuss the many issues related to increasing colorectal cancer screening. The 2010 Dialogue held in March in Baltimore was enthusiastically described by two attendees with these words: I felt that this was ...

School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
It was fun!

The Boulder Valley School District got an A+ for its health fair last week.  Keeping your people healthy is a challenge even the government struggles with, but getting information into the hands of your community and offering health screening all rolled up into one event is a win for everyone. The health fair offered information on healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and much more.  It also offered onsite screening for diabetes and high cholesterol.  Along with a stroll ...