Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 2015-January 2016 Cancer Stakeholder

Dear Cancer Partners,


To view the latest issue please visit:  If you would like a PDF please email or click the Share link below the publication and select Download.

This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

State Update: Florida Cancer Planning Efforts

Cancer Survivor Tips: Survivor Healthy Habits

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

Healthiest Weight Florida: Maintain Don't Gain! Holiday Challenge 2015

Cancer in the News: The latest articles from great resources such as Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Association of Cancer Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Medical News Today, and Science Daily

Funding Opportunities: For initiatives and research focused on primary care training and enhancement, health care services for underserved populations, essential services for rural areas, physical activity, multi-disease care management, aligning delivery and finance of care and research into determinants of health.

Events: Local and national conferences for cancer stakeholders


Please share with your partners!

Cancer Connections on December 16th

Mark your calendars to join us at HealthStreet on Wednesday, December 16th at NOON, for a presentation by Dr. Chris Forsmark, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at U.F.

Dr. Forsmark will speak on various endoscopic approaches used in the treatment of gastroenterological cancers, as well as advances in pancreatic cancer detection and treatment.



PLEASE NOTE!!!  We need your RSVP by Monday December 14th to include you in the lunch count ($4 donation requested).  A healthful side dish to be shared is welcome in lieu of the donation!  If you are unable to RSVP by Monday, we ask that you bring you own lunch so that there will be plenty for those who RSVPd.


Plan to arrive by 11:50 to help yourself to lunch and find a seat.

The presentation will start promptly at 12:10.


directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road)


Call Erick at HealthStreet at 294-4871 no later than Tuesday December 15th, if you would like the take the free shuttle to and from the meeting.

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.


Please ask Erick for clarification on the time and exact location of where you will be picked up.  The shuttle also picks up at the ACS building and at the UF cancer hospital, upon request.


Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in joining us, but we need RSVPs by Monday December 15th to include those attending in the lunch count ($4 donation requested). 

Please remember to arrive before noon, to help yourself to lunch and find a seat, so that Dr. Forsmark may begin on time.


Hope to see you on the 16th for a great presentation!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Healthiest Weight: Announcing a New Tool for the Holidays!

We are pleased to announce a new tool to help you and your community partners make healthier choices this holiday season.

The Maintain, Don't Gain! Holiday Challenge was created by a team of dieticians and other experts at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Department of Health. Healthiest Weight Florida has teamed up with NC State to bring this program to Florida again this year.

This FREE online seven week challenge provides participants tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain a healthy weight throughout the holiday season.

The Holiday Challenge includes:

  • Seven weekly newsletters delivered to your inbox with Daily Tips
    • Manage holiday stress
    • Fit physical activity into your busy day
    • Survive a holiday party
  • Mid-week Challenges
  • Healthy holiday recipes
  • Motivation and support from other participants

Hurry! The Challenge began on November 16, but you can still join TODAY!
For more information and to sign up, visit

LAST Creative For Health Workshop for People Affected by Cancer

The last Creative For Health Workshop is TODAY, December 2, from 2 to 3 pm at Healthstreet (2401 SW Archer Rd., 32608). This week, Jeff Pufahl from the UF Center For Arts In Medicine will be leading an exciting workshop on theater! Join us as we close out the year with an artistic spin on improving your health!

Unlock your creative potential with the power of theatre! An introduction to creating theatre through personal exploration. No experience necessary

For more information about the workshops, please contact 352-733-0880. To signup, please contact, 352-294-4880. Also feel free to share this series of workshops with friends, colleagues or anyone who would be interested in attending!

Prostate Cancer Symposium December 12

Join internationally recognized clinicians, researchers and advocates to learn about the latest innovations in prostate health care, treatment, and advocacy at the Inaugural Prostate Cancer Symposium on Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 8 am – 1 pm at the Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront.  Mark Soloway, MD with Memorial Healthcare Systems of South Florida, and Folakemi Odedina, PhD of the University of Florida will be the featured speakers for the event.  Learn about the importance of prostate cancer screening, family history and risks associated with the disease from a distinguished panel of leaders in prostate cancer health and advocacy. Panelist will include Ali Kasraeian, MD of Kasraeian Urology (Jacksonville, FL), Dave Albala, MDof Crouse Hospital (Syracuse, NY), Stephen Scionti, MD with the Sarasota Prostate Cancer Center (Sarasota, FL), and Jamie Bearse, CEO of ZERO-a national prostate cancer nonprofit organization.  Attendees will hear the stories of prostate cancer survivors, have the chance to ask questions and learn how to help educate other men about the disease that affects one in seven men in the US each year. Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be served. This event is FREE and open to professionals and the general public.  CME's will be available for professionals. Register online at This event is hosted by Kasraein Urology and ZERO, in collaboration with Healthy Jacksonville’s Men’s Health Coalition, the Florida Department of Health at Duval County, Jax Health Matters, and the University of Florida’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront - 225 East Coastline Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202