Thursday, June 23, 2011

Database for Young Adult Survivors of Adolescent and Childhood Cancers?

Investigators at the Institute of Child Health policy at the University of
Florida are designing a study to look at social networking among Young Adult
Survivors of Adolescent and Childhood Cancers. We would appreciate any
information on how to access a database that contains the contact information
for young adults aged 21 to 30 years who have ever been diagnosed with
cancer, and who have completed treatment within the past two or more years.

If you have any suggestions, please contact the project coordinator
Onyekachukwu Osakwe (e-mail:; phone: (352) 231-6945).

Thank you for your assistance.

Onyekachukwu Osakwe, MBBS MPH CPH
Institute for Child Health Policy
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Thursday, June 16, 2011

3rd Annual Rural Tobacco Summit

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL RURAL TOBACCO SUMMIT!  Please visit and select the Suwannee River region to register for free today to attend this educational training. You will not only receive valuable information on tobacco cessation, you will earn free CE/CME’s for your participation.  DON’T DELAY……..REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cancer Connections

Please join us on Wednesday June 22 at NOON at Hope Lodge, for a presentation by Vonceil Levine of Haven Hospice: "Living to Love." Vonceil will discuss grief reactions when cancer patients experience loss: loss of health (including resulting loss of appetite), loss of lifestyle, routine, work.  She will discuss coping strategies for the patient, as well as for caregiving family members—to help them manage their own grief.  And she will explain how you can best care for yourself, as your own caregiver.  "Living to Love" will be informative and encouraging, whether you are your own caregiver, or caregiver for a loved one.

Please share this invitation with anyone who might be interested in attending. RSVP, if possible, no later than Monday June 20th, especially if you would like to be counted in for lunch  ($3 donation, please.)  You are also welcome to bring a healthful side dish to share, or to bring your own lunch. 

Cancer Connections welcomes healthcare professionals who treat or provide a service to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, as well as patients, survivors and caregivers.

For more information or to RSVP, please reply to   

Demonstration Project

The University of Florida (UF) and Florida Department of Health (DOH) have embarked on a ten (10) month demonstration project to evaluate the effectiveness of the services of Community Health Workers (CHWs) using quality of care indicators associated with the CHW profession. As part of the demonstration project, the DOH will support the salary of three CHWs for five of the ten months to document their effectiveness.We are willing to partner with three different health or service organizations in Florida.

The eligibility criteria for partnering organizations are: [1] Health or service organization in Florida; [2] Clear job description for hired CHW; [3] Commitment to employ the CHW for a minimum of five months after DOH Salary support; and [4] Commitment to complete an end of demonstration project efficacy survey. If you or your organization is interested in partnering on the CHW demonstration project, please complete attached form and e-mail or fax to Ms. Shannon Pressey ( / 727-394-6014).

For more information about the CHW demonstration project, please contact:

Shannon Pressey, MS
Research Programs Coordinator
Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
College of Pharmacy
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
Office: 727-394-6162

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do you have cancer-related actvities/research to share?

Keep our members and community informed. Share your news about cancer-related studies, workshops, research and more right here on The Cancer Resource Blog.

Research Study: Young Adults

Paid research study with free counseling and free nicotine patches for young adults 18-30 who drink alcohol and are interested in quitting smoking. Call 352-334-7900 ext. 3512.

Young Adult Smoking Cessation Program, Alachua County Health Department

Wanted for University Study: African American Men with Prostrate Cancer

Who is Eligible?
Any African American/Black Men who have had a diagnosis of prostrate cancer in stage 1 or 2 within the last 3 years.

What is the Study About?
Men will be asked to talk about their health experiences both with cancer and other issues, and to discuss their views and experiences related to their relationships when dealing with prostrate cancer.

Each participant will complete a face-to-face interview lasting roughly 1 to 2 hours. Men will be compensated $25 for their time.

How to Arrange an Interview?
If you are eligible and would like to participate, please call or email the Study Director. Please leave your name, phone number(s), email address, and the best time to call you.

Contact: Lauren R. Gilbert, Sociology Dept., University of Florida, phone: 414-617-1377 or email: