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Summit Scholarships Now Available

Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:40

We have scholarships!

This year the Nevada Cancer Control Summit has a limited number of scholarship opportunities for both students and cancer registry professionals who wish to attend the Summit but may not otherwise be able to attend due to cost. This exciting opportunity has been made possible through support from the Heath Foundation, which supports cancer research and advocacy, and the Nevada Central Cancer Registry. 

NCC Highlights Survivorship at Nevada Libraries

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:14

Nevada Cancer Coalition's most recent survivorship project is a new partnership bringing information and support to the community in the places where they go to find information -- public libraries throughout the state. Nine libraries in Washoe, Elko, Eureka, and Lander counites will feature the educational displays throughout the month of June, along with library resources and books on various cancer topics. 

NCC Donates Sunscreen Dispensers to Northern Nevada Nonprofits

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:54

Three northern Nevada nonprofits received free automatic sunscreen dispensers and a supply of sunscreen through a community donation program launched by Nevada Cancer Coalition (NCC). The organizations selected through an application process include Community Health Alliance Record Street Health Center for the Homeless, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF), and Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Nevada Cancer Coalition Offers Free Sunscreen Dispensers

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 16:32

Nevada Cancer Coalition is recognizing Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month by awarding five automatic sunscreen dispensers to nonprofits in Nevada. The dispensers are a key component of the coalition’s Sun Smart Nevada program, which promotes skin cancer prevention through sun safety education and access to sunscreen. Applications for the dispenser program will be accepted through May 11.

Learn the 5 S’s to Be Sun Smart This Summer

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:22

It’s once again Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, recognized May 1 – 31 each year. Bookended by Melanoma Monday, this year May 7, and Don’t Fry Day, the Friday before Memorial Day on May 25, the month encourages sun safe behaviors and skin cancer prevention.

Skin cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. with more annual diagnoses than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are also on the rise. This year in Nevada it’s estimated 790 people will be diagnosed with melanoma.

New Transportation Options Available to Northern Nevada Patients

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:25

Transportation to and from cancer treatments can be a challenge, and for some, getting to treatment can be one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer care. Thanks to a grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation the American Cancer Society in northern Nevada has recently expanded its transportation program to help more cancer patients get to vital treatment appointments.

Sun Smart Schools Vies for 'A Community Thrives' Grant

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:53

We've thrown our wide-brimmed hat into the ring for the Gannett Foundation's 'A Community Thrives' program for a chance to win a $25,000 fan favorite grant. The program will also award up to $500,000 in additional grants to eligible organizations. NCC has chosen Sun Smart Schools as our featured program for the funding opportunity, working to secure funding to expand the program into the Elko County schools. 

Empowerment in Survivorship Through Self-Love

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:20

Ashley L. doesn’t consider herself to be a survivor.

“I just shoved it away and disassociated from the entire experience,” she says of the CIN 3 diagnosis she received while in her fourth year at the University of Nevada, Reno. “I didn’t accept that I had cancer until the last two years, but I choose to honor the experience now.”

Sun Smart Schools Wraps a Successful 2017

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:45

Sun Smart Schools, NCC's signature skin cancer prevention program for Nevada's students, kicked off its second year of programming in the 2016-17 school year by expanding from seven pilot schools to 22 participating schools. Students in pre-K through 12th grade in public, private, and parochial schools all participated in the program with the support of teachers, nurses, and school and district administration. 

Some of the past year's successes include:

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