Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Healthy People 2020 Progress Review: Cancer and Genomics Webinar

Register Now  | February 6, 2013 | 12:30–2:00 PM EST

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Learn how genetic counseling and early detection contribute to reducing death and disability associated with breast and colorectal cancers.
Please join us on February 6, 2013, at 12:30 PM EST for a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review featuring the Cancer and Genomics Topic Areas. This is the first in a series of webinars focused on tracking and measuring the progress of Healthy People 2020 objectives.
This Webinar will feature:
  • Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Edward Sondik, Director, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Robert Croyle, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Marcus Plescia, Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Muin Khoury, Director, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Ms. Summer Lee Cox, Oregon Genetics Program Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority
Register today!

Friday, January 18, 2013

A Matter of Life and Breath: Update on Lung Cancer

A Matter of Life and Breath, a Lung Cancer Awareness Program, will be taking place at the Cancer Center at North Florida Regional Medical Center from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on January 31st, 2013. 

Maybe you think you know all you need to know about lung cancer. Maybe you think it’s not possible to find it early, that it happens only to cigarette smokers, and nobody diagnosed with lung cancer survives. If that’s what you think, you haven’t heard of new research supporting lung screening for early detection or advanced targeted therapies for successful treatment. Maybe you need to know more. Join us for a special program at The Cancer Center. Our doctors will make sure you are up to date on why our nation’s biggest cancer killer doesn't have to be. It’s a matter of life and breath. 

If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP to 1-800-611-6913 by January 30th, 2013.

For more information, Download Flyer

Thursday, January 10, 2013

State Cancer Profiles: A Dynamic Data Tool for Cancer Control (Cyber-Seminar)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Join us January 15th as we discuss how to use data to make a local impact. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Research to Reality January cyber-seminar will highlight State Cancer Profiles. This resource is part of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. and is supported by the NCI and CDC. The State Cancer Profiles Web site provides a system to identify the cancer burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, and expose health disparities. The available interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus cancer control efforts. Antoinette Percy-Laurry will provide an overview of the tool, highlight recently added features and measures, and describe how the tool can be used by cancer control researchers and practitioners.

We will also be joined by Amanda Raftery and Wendy Noe who will share Indiana’s experience in using State Cancer Profiles at the state and local levels. The data from the tool was used to inform the development and implementation of cancer control plans and programs. Ms. Noe’s and Ms. Raftery’s presentations provide a practical example of how the tool could be applied in your own state, community, or organizational planning and implementation efforts.


Antoinette Percy-Laurry, MSPH
Public Health Analyst
Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Amanda Raftery, MPH, RD
Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Indiana State Department of Health

Wendy Noe, BA
Grants & Outreach Manager,
Central Indiana Affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Register Now!
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Viewed Through the Lens of Health Reform

January 12, 2013 in Tampa, FL

Upon completion the symposium the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss currents trends in disparities in cancer screenings and early diagnosis, therapy, management and treatment for breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer and survivorship
  • Understand the impact of disease states such as cancer, addiction and mental health upon the current health delivery system.
  • Address the current state of health disparities in the United States and the relative impact of social determinants on such status;
  • Understand health reform and challenges to implementation

Continuing Education Credits:
At the successful completion of this activity, the attendee will be eligible to receive 4 hrs of continuing education credits (CME) through the National Medical Association. An attendance verification form will be available at the registration desk. 

Fee: This event is free of charge.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Look Good...Feel Better" Classes begin soon at North Florida Regional Medical Center

Look Good…Feel Better provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer. This training includes hands-on instruction on makeup, skin care, and suggestions for using wigs, turbans, and scarves. It also includes tips on nail care while undergoing treatment.

Cosmetic kits are provided for your personal make-over. This program is free of charge and facilitated by trained, licensed cosmetologists – all American Cancer Society volunteers.

In order to provide cosmetics to match your skin tone, advance registration is required by calling your American Cancer Society at: 1.800.227.2345

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

You know the facts.

Although colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

You've heard the excuses.

Colon cancer continues to be overlooked and underfunded.

That's why you can't wait to take action. Join the Colon Cancer Alliance in making Dress in Blue Day personal this year.

We’ve put together new materials to plan your event or spread the word - no experience necessary.

Create your own webpage and support the CCA’s fight for a future free of colon cancer.

Tell us why you'll be going blue, join the event on Facebook and see pictures from last year.

National Dress in Blue Day is part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Find more awareness activities near you or call our Helpline at (877) 422-2030 to learn more.

North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013 Now Available

The North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013, produced for the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), is now available online for the use of collaborative members, cancer stakeholders, and interested parties.

The report includes a wide range of cancer data such as cancer death rates, cancer incidence rates, cancer-related emergency room visits and hospital discharge data. This epidemiologic profile of eleven counties in North Central Florida highlights disparities between the region and Florida as well as disparities between genders, races, ethnicities and counties.

The North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013 will be used to assist NCFCCC in establishing priorities and planning for future regional cancer control activities.
The report is also useful for healthcare professionals, researchers, grant writers, cancer stakeholders and anyone interested in the region’s latest cancer statistics.

The report can be viewed and downloaded from the link below. It is also available on the publications page of WellFlorida’s website at

Report link:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Shands Yoga and Meditation

Shands 2013 Yoga & Meditation Offerings

Eight-Week Yoga of Awareness Program for Skillful Living
Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Jan. 8 - Feb 26, 2012)
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, S. Tower 1st floor
A skillful living course developed at Duke University Medical Center,
to support cancer patients & appropriate for anyone desiring to reduce stress and increase ease.
16 CE's provided for nurses, social workers & massage therapists.

Beginning Meditation
Mondays 12:30pm - 1:00pm & Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:00pm
in the Sanctuary of Silence, S. Tower, 2nd floor

Guided meditation to support greater peace-of-mind & happiness

Community Yoga
Mondays 5:15pm - 6:30pm
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, S. Tower, 1st floor
This longer class includes meditative flow, toning postures, breathing exercises
and guided relaxation. 
Cost is $5.

Chair Yoga for Wellness
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Off 8th floor elevators, S. Tower
This seated class is dedicated to patients, family members and those
who desire gentle movement, breathing exercises and relaxation.

Lunchtime Yoga for Staff
Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Off E. elevators 7th floor, N. Tower Rm #7502
Flow in and out of this class as your time permits and enjoy a moment
of renewal and relaxation. 
Open to all Hospital Staff.

Yoga for All
Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm (class cancelled Jan 3, 2013)
in the Criser Cancer Resource Center, S. Tower, 1st floor
Gentle stretching, adaptive postures, and breathing practices
designed to tone the body and lift the spirits.

For more information, contact Tammy Bernard at (352) 733-0880.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Seminar January 9th

On Wednesday January 9th from 12 pm to 1 pm, there will be a free webinar presented by Living Beyond Breast Cancer, focusing on the findings presented at the 35th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

They will present the latest research, new options for managing symptoms and side effects, with updates on chemo, hormonal therapies, and targeted therapies for early-stage and metastatic disease.

Please register by January 2nd at: or by calling 1-610-6454567.
CEU credits are available for LSWs.

Webinars are audio accessible via phone or computer.

Leading the presentation will be Sara M. Tolaney, MD. MPH of Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.