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Webinar: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Primary Care Setting

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:15

Nevada Cancer Coalition, in conjunction with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, is pleased to host this training via toll-free web-conference. This program is eligible for one free CME/CEU credit. Attendees wishing to obtain a CME/CEU credit must complete a pre- and post-test evaluation.

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Webinar: Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Primary Care Setting

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:47

Nevada Cancer Coalition, in conjunction with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, is pleased to host this training via toll-free web-conference. This program is eligible for one free CME/CEU credit. Attendees wishing to obtain a CME/CEU credit must complete a pre- and post-test evaluation.

Click to Register Now

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Denise Dunning Awards - Call for Nominations

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:02

We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Denise Dunning Award. Presented annually at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit, the award was created in 2012 to recognize and celebrate outstanding cancer control efforts in the state of Nevada. The award is given in memory of Denise Faye Dunning, whose passion and leadership was crucial to advancing cancer prevention, control and treatment in Nevada. As the State Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, she was dedicated to the Coalition and its work until cancer took her life.

Call for Abstracts: 2014 Cancer Control Summit Poster Session

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:19

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for posters for the 2014 Nevada Cancer Control Summit, slated for April 25, 2014 at the UNLV Student Union in Las Vegas, Nev. This event represents an opportunity to showcase projects and programs including evidence-based cancer prevention and screening initiatives, innovative cancer research and use of data,advances in treatment of patients with cancer, and survivorship. Accepted posters will be on display throughout the day and summit attendees will be asked to judge poster presentations in various categories.

7 Tips for Cancer Prevention This Thanksgiving

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 05:15

Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings is one of the highlights of the holiday season. It’s also a great time to audition some health-conscious and cancer-preventative alternatives and activities that may just become a family tradition.

Here’s our list of 7 ways to incorporate cancer prevention into your Thanksgiving (and beyond!):

Great American Smokeout - Ready to Quit?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 06:28

Some things from the 70’s are still cool. The Eagles, Star Wars, peace signs, and the Great American Smokeout. Yes, you read right. Since the mid-70’s the American Cancer Society and other health organizations have called on smokers to quit for just 24 hours during the Great American Smokeout. This year it's on Thursday, November 21.

Breast Cancer Project Update

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:30

Increasing screening and early detection of cancers throughout the state is an NCC goal. When it comes to breast cancer, regular screening can assist in detecting cancer before symptoms occur, and usher women towards diagnostic tests to determine if cancer is present. In Nevada breast cancer screening rates are at 66.8% for women 40+ who've had a mammogram in the past two years, as reported in the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2012 (BRFSS). That's far below the national average of 74%, and even farther below the Healthy People 2020 target of 81.1%.

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