Monday, June 22, 2015

Cancer Connections Wednesday June 24th

Please join us on the 24th at Cancer Connections for a presentation by Dr. Chris Balamucki of NFRMC, radiation oncology, at noon at the HealthStreet building (see below):

"HPV: changing the face of head and neck cancer"

The presentation will provide a better understanding of HPV, including its impact on head and neck cancer, specifically oropharyngeal cancer.

NOTE : June 27th is national HPV testing day. HealthStreet is offering free testing on that day from 11-3. For more information, please call Carissa at (352) 294-4881.

Walk-ins welcome; appointments available.
We are hoping to be cleared to offer CEUs to attending LSWs and nurses; will let you know!

directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road)
Please be SURE to call LePaige at the HealthStreet desk no later than Tuesday June 23rd if you would like the take the free shuttle to and from the meeting: 294-4880

The shuttle picks up at the WEST end of Davis Cancer Center, in front of radiation oncology, and at the V.A., and at the UF Health cancer hospital. The shuttle vehicle is a white van labeled HealthStreet.

Be sure to get clarification on the time and exact location of where you will be picked up.

Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in joining us, but remember to RSVP by Monday June 22nd to be included in the lunch count ($4 donation requested). Please plan to arrive about ten minutes early to help yourself to lunch and find a seat.

The meetings are advertised in the Gainesville Sun Sunday edition in section "D" under "week ahead."

If you use facebook, please 'like' Cancer Connections' facebook page listed under Cancer Connections at HealthStreet.

Hope to see you on the 24th! Please print and post the attached flier.

Invitation to the Sun Safety and Skin Cancer

Sun Safety and Skin Cancer

Please join Moffitt Cancer Center for the Community Health Education Webinar
Tuesday, June 23
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Sun Safety and Skin Cancer
Speaker: Maria Czupryn, ARNP, AOCNP
Moffitt Cancer Center

Community Health Workers who are applying for the Community Health Worker Certification will receive a certificate of training for attending.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June-July 2015 Cancer Stakeholder

Dear Cancer Partners,

To view the latest issue please visit: Note that to open links in the publication, you must select the link icon which appears when you hover over the text. If you would like a PDF please email or click the Share link below the publication and select Download.

This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: June 3 is National Cancer Survivor Awareness Day

State Update: Florida Cancer Network Planning

Cancer Survivor Tips: Resources 

Tools and Resources: Upcoming webinars, workshops and opportunities for continuing education credits

Cancer in the News: The latest articles from great resources such as American Cancer Society, American College of Surgeons, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical News Today, and Science Daily

Funding Opportunities: For initiatives focused on physical activity, access to care, low and middle income countries, tobacco regulation, palliative care and changes to health systems

Events: Local and national conferences for cancer stakeholders

NCI Cyber-Seminar - Tobacco Control and Cancer Survivorship: From Science to Strategies

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The negative impact of tobacco use on the short and long term prognosis of cancer patients and survivors is increasingly well-understood. Over the next three months, the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership will lead a concerted effort to highlight key research and intervention findings to address this issue.

The NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar kicks off this three-part series by highlighting two innovative and successful interventions designed to deliver evidence-based tobacco control interventions to patients and survivors.

Dr. Elyse Park will articulate the importance of delivering evidence-based tobacco treatments to cancer patients and survivors.

Sarah Mott and Jane Severson will describe the lessons learned through Michigan’s statewide collaborative to help people with cancer quit smoking. Michigan’s experience in identifying at-risk patients and offering scientifically sound treatments illustrates the potential and challenges of addressing this issue. 

The final part of our session, as always, is dedicated to your questions and sharing.


Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute
for Health Policy

Jane Severson, RN, MSN, MHSA
Project Manager,
Michigan Oncology
Quality Consortium

Sarah Mott, MPH, MS
Cancer Policy Analyst,
Michigan Public
Health Institute 

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

Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode. This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at approximately one week following the presentation.