Wednesday, December 14, 2016

North Central Florida Cancer Collaborative Meeting TODAY after today's Lunch and Learn

Please Join Us!

The meeting information is posted on WellFlorida's facebook page;  please share! 

Also, see the blog post…it has a pdf of the flyer to download:


From noon to 1 this Wednesday, December 14th, Dr. Karen Daily will speak at Cancer Connections about

"Advances in Breast Cancer: a Review and an Update."


 This "Lunch and Learn" event is being held in collaboration with the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), through a Florida Breast Cancer Foundation grant.

The grant is providing a healthful lunch, and 1 free CEU to those eligible.  For more information about the CEUs, please contact Myesha Ponder, WellFlorida associate planner, at 352-313-6500 x 134.


Dr. Daily's presentation will begin at 12:10, so please arrive at HealthStreet no later than 12 noon.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

Suwannee River AHEC is looking for a full-time Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to by Friday, December 2nd at 5:00 PM. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cancer Connections is NEXT WEEK

Next week, on Wednesday November 9th, Dr. David Tran, chief of neuro-oncology at UF Health, will be speaking about using a laser system to open a temporary "window" in the blood-brain barrier.  This remarkable process enables crucial chemotherapy drugs to pass into the brain for up to six weeks, in the treatment of glioblastomas.


Dr. Tran's presentation will begin at 12:10, so please arrive at HealthStreet no later than 12 noon.


We need your RSVP by Monday November 7th if you'll be partaking in lunch                ($4 donation requested). Otherwise, please bring your own lunch so that there will be plenty for those who RSVPd.


directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road)


Call Erick at HealthStreet at 294-4871 by Tuesday the 8th if you would like to the take the free shuttle to and from the meeting.  The shuttle picks up at the Davis Cancer Center, the V.A., the U.F. Health cancer hospital, and at Hope Lodge, by reservation.


Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in hearing Dr. Tran's presentation, or in attending future meetings.


On December 14th Dr. Karen Daily will be our speaker.


Hope to see you on the 9th for a great presentation!

and please 'like' Cancer Connections' facebook page!


many thanks,



p.s.  for all of you who came out to the Pink Party on the Patio, thanks so much for your support; it was great fun and a very successful fundraiser, thanks to you!



The Florida Department of Health Presents: The Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series

                                      The Florida Department of Health Presents:
                                         The Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series
     From Evidence to Implementation: Informed and Shared Decision Making and Lung Cancer Screening
Join us for a webinar discussing lung cancer screening, a process for reducing deaths from the most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the United States. Lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan raises complex issues and requires thoughtful consideration for the heavy smoker eligible for screening. Our presenters will share their work over the past few years looking at best messaging practices.
                                                       Learning Objectives
1. Review evidence and policy changes regarding lung cancer screening
2. Discuss the role of informed and shared decision making regarding lung cancer screening
3. Sample current resources for supporting informed and shared decision making implementation for low dose computer tomography (LDCT) for lung cancer screening

Intended Audience: Primary care physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, navigators, community health workers, administrators and interested stakeholders
                                             Thursday, November 17, 2016
                                         12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Featured speakers: Dr. Jamie L. Studts, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky Dr. Margaret M. Byrne, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami One hour of continuing education units (CEUs) is available for Florida license holders in all Office of Performance and Quality Improvement approved boards of practice including: LPNs, RNs, ARNPs, and CNAs

To join the online meeting: Please register using the following link:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Survivors for Research Presents: 50s Fab Pink Patio Party!

The non-profit Survivors for Research, Inc. ( will be hosting a 

"50s Fab Pink Patio Party"  at the Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs on

October 27th from 6-9 p.m. 


Proceeds will be donated by the Great Outdoors to Survivors for Research to help support ongoing research at the U.F. Health Cancer Center.  The research focuses on finding more effective treatments for triple negative breast cancer.

Don't forget to tell them at the door that you are there for the Pink Patio Party.


Please join us for a very fun evening while supporting a great cause.  Dress in your 50s pink (or not) and try some of the pink drinks created for this event!  There will be raffle drawings, a live DJ, great food, and for dessert, some fabulous, triple layer-pink strawberry cake!   Whole cakes may be ordered throughout the month of October, with proceeds of the cake sales being donated as well.


Reservations are preferred but not required.  Please call the restaurant and tell them you are coming to the Pink Patio Party:  386  4541288


Help us spread the word by sharing this email, and by printing and posting the attached flier.

See you there!!!           (if unable to open the attachment, refer to the flier below, or otherwise let me know)