Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cancer Connections November 28th

Dr. Alice Rhoton-Vlasak will be speaking about fertility preservation in younger cancer patients. The meeting will take place at noon at the Hope Lodge in Gainesville. For more information, email Barb Thomas at

Last minute attendees are welcome, but bring you own lunch as food is prepared based on prior notice.

Friday, November 16, 2012

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Meeting

Date: December 5th, 2012
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: Senior Recreation Center - 5701 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32653 (Map)

Refreshments will be provided.

Map of the location: 

The overall purpose of the meeting will be to discuss how we, as one community, can create solutions to address the high cancer disparities in North Central Florida. NCFCCC will also address the latest cancer data for the region, NCFCCC updates, solution-based strategic planning and upcoming events.

Healthcare providers, government agencies, and community and faith-based organizations are encouraged to attend. The general public is also welcome.

Please RSVP to

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moffitt Cancer Center Conference Announcement: 9th Annual Clinical Breakthroughs & Challenges in Hematologic Malignancies

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort 
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

For more information, contact: 

Conference brochure & registration form: Hematology Conference Brochure 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Article: "Patient guides prove indispensable for those with cancer"

An interesting article in the Gainesville Sun about patient guides and cancer navigators in North Central Florida who assist in the needs of individuals with cancer. 

Link to the article:
Patient guides prove indispensable for those with cancer: Gainesville Sun

Screen for Life, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network

Public Policy and Promotion Advisory Group Conference Call

Wednesday, November 14th from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Conference line:   (888) 670-3525   Conference code:   8338411399

Meeting agenda: CCAN Agenda 11/14/12

CCAN Flyer: Screen for Life, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Network

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Spotlight: November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, here is some information about pancreatic cancer that you may not have been aware of:

  • Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
  • Only 6% of patients with pancreatic cancer live more than 5 years after diagnosis.
  • There are no screening procedures for early detection, and pancreatic cancer is seldom diagnosed before it has metastasized

Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include:
  • Smoking
  • Long-standing diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis

To find out more about pancreatic cancer, please visit the links below.

Pancreatic cancer information: 
National foundations related to pancreatic cancer:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Task Force Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 3:30 - 5:00pm

Alachua County Health Department- Auditorium A
224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641

All members of the Alachua County community are welcome.

Did you know that secondhand smoke can travel through shared ventilation, around plumbing lines, and through cracks in walls and floors? If you live in multi-unit housing, you may be at risk for secondhand smoke exposure. The only way to protect yourself or others from this exposure is by helping to make all multi-unit housing smoke-free. Tobacco Free Alachua's Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing task force directs the partnership's efforts to develop policies in reducing all Alachua County citizens' exposure to secondhand smoke. 

Contact Marilyn Headley at 352.334.7914 with any questions or email at

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Reception - Ft. Lauderdale

Via the South Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (SFCCC):

Please join us for an exclusive reception in recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The Wasie Villa At Las Olas Grand
411 N. New River Drive East, Villa #105
Fort Lauderdale

Space is limited. Please RSVP by November 26 to Betsy at 954-763-6776 or 

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19th Annual FRHA Educational Summit - "Rural Florida's Shifting Landscape: Politics, Economics, Health"

Via the Florida Rural Health Association:

November 15 , 2012 is National Rural Health Day. We are joining with all 50 States to Celebrate by holding our annual conference on this day.

There will be quality programming AND complimentary resort access for your use. And the rate is good for 3 days pre and post conference.

105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 - (727) 726-1161

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is conveniently located close to both Tampa International Airport and St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport.

For event information and registration, please visit: