Thursday, June 27, 2013

Creative For Health Studio: Arts and Writing Workshops for People Affected by Cancer (Funded by the LIVESTRONG Foundation)

Date: Every Thursday from August 8, 2013 to July 31, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Additional Information: Last spring, UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine received a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation. This program was awarded funding to participate in The Creative Center at University Settlement Outpatient Arts Program.

The Arts in Medicine program will use the funding to launch Creative For Health Studio, free weekly arts and writing workshops for people affected by cancer, including patients, survivors, and caregivers.

The workshops will be led by artist in residence, Dylan Klempner, who will collaborate each week with artists and writers from across the Gainesville community and beyond. Over the course of the program, participants will paint, sculpt, write, dance, and sing in a fun and supportive environment.

Location: UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital’s Criser Cancer Resource Center,
1515 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL, 32608

(352) 733-0880

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Create a Listing in the Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida

If you are a local or national organization for people affected by cancer, then you can create a listing in North Central Florida’s own Cancer Resource Guide. This Guide exists as a free resource to our residents in order to provide information for cancer patients, family members, caregivers and healthcare providers.

If you currently have a listing, please make sure your listing is up-to-date. The Guide is structured to be a real-time database that is continuously updated and maintained by its users. 

To make sure that your listing is current or to create a new listing, visit to create an account and update your organization’s information—it's free and easy!

Thank you for sharing your cancer resources with our community. If you have any questions, please email Lauren Pollock, NCFCCC Coordinator at

Monday, June 17, 2013

5th International Cancer Control Congress in Lima, Peru

Here is the flyer for the 5th International Cancer Control Congress (ICCC5), to be held from November 3 - 6, 2013 at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Centre, Lima, Peru. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at

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Webinar: Advancing the Quality of Life Agenda: Innovation, Ingenuity & Advocacy

The Florida Department of Health in partnership with the Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council Presents the Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series

Advancing the Quality of Life Agenda:
Innovation, Ingenuity & Advocacy

Intended Audience: Health Care Professionals, Interested Stakeholders

This webinar and teleconference is hosted by
the Florida Department of Health Cancer Program in partnership with
the Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Featured Speaker:

Rebecca Kirch, JD
Director, Quality of Life & Survivorship
American Cancer Society

Teleconference information:-------------------------------------------------------
Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-888-670-3525
Attendee access code: 297 003 0833

For assistance, go to:
On the left navigation bar, click Support.
To add this meeting to your calendar program, click here.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. You should inform all meeting attendees prior to recording if you intend to record the meeting. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

To stream the webinar, click Here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Education and Advocacy Day Conference: Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Saturday, June 29, 2013
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Embassy Suites
Jacksonville - Baymeadows
9300 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256


08:45 am - 09:30 am Registration and Breakfast

09:30 am - 09:45 am Welcome

09:45 am - 10:30 am “The Role of the Pathologist in the Delivery of Personalized Breast Care” Alexandra Bovbel, MD, University of Florida – Shands Jacksonville

10:30 am - 11:15 am “Highlights of Breast Cancer Treatment” 
Linda Sylvester, MD, FACP
ICON Oncology, Co founder of Pink Symposium

11:15 am - 11:30 am Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm “Primary Tumor Xenografts for Discovery of Biomarkers and Therapeutic Agents in Breast Cancer”
Coy Heldermon MD, PHD, University of Florida

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm “Eco-Oncology: Application of Ecological Principles of Pest Management to Cancer Treatment”
Brent A. Reynolds, PHD, University of Florida College of Medicine

12:30 pm - 01:15 pm Working Lunch
“How to become a Breast Cancer Advocate: ‘Power of Advocacy’ ”
Keynote speaker: FBCF Board Member: Jeri Francoeur

01:15 pm - 02:00 pm “Advances in Breast Reconstruction”

Ankit Desai, MD, Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm “Nutrition: Not Beyond Your Control”
Laura Rellihan, RD, LD/N, Back to Balance Inc.

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm Closing by Board Member and Prize Drawings as of June 3, 2013

FREE to the public but space is limited, RSVP’s are a must.
To RSVP call 1-877-644-3222 or

Together we WILL end breast cancer!