Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Cancer Connections

Dr. Heldermon's triple negative breast cancer researchand the discovery of new drugs to treat it

Cancer Connections meets on Wednesday August 23rd, with Dr. Coy Heldermon speaking about his triple negative breast cancer research and the discovery of new drugs to treat it.
Please arrive at HealthStreet by 11:50 so that Dr. Heldermon may begin his presentation on time.
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I need your RSVP by Monday August 21st if you'll be partaking in lunch ($4 donation requested).  Otherwise, we ask that you bring your own lunch so that there will be plenty for those who RSVPd.
directions to the HealthStreet building (2401 "old" Archer road)
http://healthstreet.program.ufl.edu/directions-to-healthstreet-2/directions-by-car/ 

Please call HealthStreet at 294-4882 by Tuesday the 22nd 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 joining us, or in attending future meetings.

Sept. 27          Dr. Jatinder Lamba    the role of the pharmacist in cancer care
October 18     Dr. Priya Gopalan  using immunotherapy for lung cancer
Nov. 29           Brent Reynolds   eco-oncology and the treatment of cancer
Dec. 20           Dr. Folakemi Odedina     prostate cancer:   research, treatment and 
                                        advocacy

many thanks!
Barb

Barb Thomas
Cancer Connections
bnbbarb@aol.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

Location:  HealthStreet
2401 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 4PM
Refreshments Provided
Starting August 16th, 2017
BrainTumorSupport@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

352-273-9000



FYI: a brand new support, resource & education group for brain & spinal tumor patients and their caregivers will be held on Wednesday August 16th at 4 p.m. at HealthStreet.  The group is led by Dr. David Tran of U.F. Health and assistants Sarah Andrews and Soni Warren, department of neurosurgery, division of oncology.



Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Read the latest issue of Cancer Stakeholder June 2017 & July 2017

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Cancer survivors today are living longer. Two-thirds of those with invasive cancers live longer than five years.

About the Cancer Stakeholder The Cancer Stakeholder is an e-newsletter, which includes the DOH cancer updates, cancer tools and resources, funding opportunities, events, research, and other information about cancer. The opinions expressed in the Cancer Stakeholder do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department or its staff. Please direct questions, comments and suggestions to the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at cancer@flhealth.gov.

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To post an item on The Cancer Resource Blog, please email: ncfcancercontrol@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Free Webinar from: Suwannee River AHEC
The following information has been provided by:

Ashley Williams, BS, CMN
Professional Education Coordinator
Navigator Program Coordinator
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center
14646 NW 151st Blvd., Alachua, FL  32615
Phone: (386) 462-1601 ext. 101
Fax: (386) 462-1601

 
Join us for HPV Vaccination: Give it a Shot (or 2) presented by Debbie Saslow, PhD, of the American Cancer Society at 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 25. The webinar will cover the burden of HPV disease, the scientific reasons behind the recommendation to vaccinate at age 11-12, and ways that providers can decrease missed vaccination opportunities. 

Registration link:

http://nao-ntc.adobeconnect.com/shotor2/event/registration.html.
 


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Thank you,

Donald - North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Coordinator
 
Donald Greist, BS
Associate Planner | WellFlorida Council
1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352-313-6500 x115 | F: 352-313-6514

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Immediately following this event please stay for the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Quarter 4 Business Meeting.
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Meet Sam Mooneyhan, Contract Manager for the Florida Comprehensive Control Control Program.

He will be discussing the upcoming fiscal year, starting July 1, and opportunities to apply for funding.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Event happening this Saturday: Health Fair


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News from: NCFCCC

Also, if you haven't already go ahead and register for the NCFCCC Quarter 3 Meeting via Conference Call happening Wednesday, March 29th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For more information, please visit the Event Page.

Information from Suwannee and Lafayette County Health Departments


News from: NCFCCC

Also, if you haven't already go ahead and register for the NCFCCC Quarter 3 Meeting via Conference Call happening Wednesday, March 29th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For more information, please visit the Event Page.


Third Quarterly Meeting (please register to be on the Conference Call)

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative - Quarterly Meeting (Conference Call) 

Please join North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative for a Conference Call and learn about your Collaborative's exciting upcoming events for which we are planning, such as partnering with Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for their 9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit. Register now for call-in number and participant code.
NCFCCC is also planning an event to raise awareness of and provide
information about HPV Cancer Prevention.
Register Now!
 
For more information please visit the Event Page below.

AGENDA
Welcome and Introduction 
Coordinator Updates
  • Quarter 3
  • Quarter 4 
Quarter 4 Planning
  • Opportunity to partner with Suwannee River Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit, Friday May 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Event Planning: HPV Awareness and Cancer Prevention Presentation, Video Screening, and Discussion 
Strategic Plan Updates
  • Objectives
  • Update Accomplishments (Quarters 1 & 2)
  • NCFCCC support of Collaborative members’ organizations 
Steering Committee Updates 
Closing Remarks


News from: Cancer Connections

Robin Heysel speaking on "Making healthcare decisions. It always seems too early, until it's too late," and advance directives and "5 Wishes."

Good afternoon NCFCCC members,

Below you will find News from Barb Thomas, and Cancer Connections Program.

News from: NCFCCC

Also, if you haven't already go ahead and register for the NCFCCC Quarter 3 Meeting via Conference Call happening Wednesday, March 29th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


For more information, please visit the Event Page.

From Barb Thomas:

Cancer Connections meets on Wednesday March 22nd with Robin Heysel, RN and Community Education Manager with Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, speaking on:
 
"Making healthcare decisions. It always seems too early, until it's too late."
                                            -and-
National Healthcare Decisions Week is April 16 - 22. Robin will talk about advance directives and "5 Wishes".

The presentation will begin promptly at 12:10, so please arrive at HealthStreet no later than 12 noon.
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Please RSVP by Monday March 20th if you'll be partaking in lunch ($4 donation requested). Otherwise, we ask that you bring your own lunch so that there will be plenty for those who RSVPd.

For directions to HealthStreet (2401 "old" Archer road),
please Click Here

Call Erick at HealthStreet at 294-4871 by Tuesday the 21st 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 joining us, or in attending future meetings. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics, PLEASE let me know.
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 18
November 29
December 20

Please 'like' Cancer Connections' Facebook Page! We need someone to take over updating this page, as Kathy Travis has been so gracious in doing for the past several years. If you can help, please let me know!
many thanks,
Barb



Thank you,

North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suwannee River - Area Health Education Center - 9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit

Greetings & good afternoon, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative members.

Please see below for information about an upcoming event that is now in its 9th year. Please save the date for this event, brought to you by Suwanee River Area Health Education Center.


9th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit
The Rural Tobacco Summit is designed to provide attendees with up-to-date information on best practices in tobacco cessation.

All healthcare professionals, community educators, & tobacco specialists invited!

FREE Lunch & Continuing Education!

For questions, please contact Ciara Anderson at canderson@srahec.org or visit www.srahec.org.


Thank you, for being an active reader and have a terrific day.

NCF Cancer Control Collaborative

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hello and good morning, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative members.

Please take a look, below, at this exciting upcoming event, brought to us by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida.

For more information, please click here.


Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual cancer focused symposium entitled: Capture the Moment, a Cancer patient, caregiver and public education forum.  The event is scheduled for March 25, 2017 at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel Grand Lakes in Orlando, Florida from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  This is a free education conference, Save the date Flyer attached.  We very excited about this year’s lineup of speakers and breakout sessions (attached).  Please feel free to forward this email, brochure and website link to anyone that might be interested in attending this event. 

 Our intended Audience:

General Public interested in cancer prevention  and Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Family members in Florida and Southeast region.

Aims of our Symposium:

  • Empower the patient with educational tools to deal with cancer.
  • How to live a cancer free life.
  • Educate the public on cancer research and its impact on life. 
The Following topics will be covered, but not limited to:

    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Clinical Trials
    • Immunotherapy
    • Genetics
    • Psychological Impact
    • Managing Side Effects
    • Managing Immunotherapy Side Effects
    • Integrative Medicine
    • Physical Activity
    • Spiritual Needs
    • Music and Arts Therapy
    • Pathology Reports
    • Radiation Therapy        

Registration Link

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Register Today! Upcoming Ask the Expert: How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST



Upcoming Ask the Expert:
How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor

Friday, February 10 at 12:00 pm EST

The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center invites you to join us for an upcoming Ask the Expert on How to Get Involved in Research as a Survivor. Survivors' cancer experiences give them unique expertise that is crucial to strengthening research and improving patient-centered care. Survivors can improve patient-centered research by sharing their insights in a number of capacities, for example, by reviewing research proposals, advocating for research funding and participating on the research team. Yet, understanding the research process and learning how to get involved can be daunting. Join us for a lively discussion with an exciting panel of survivor/research contributors to hear about their experiences getting involved in research and learn how you can get involved, too!

Learning Objectives:


  • Learn the valuable role patients and advocates can play in influencing research from the initial development of the research question to translation into clinical practice
  • Learn the importance of being an informed consumer of medical care and developing "critical health literacy"
  • Discuss steps that cancer survivors can follow to identify research advocacy opportunities
  • Describe the value of incorporating the patient voice into the research process



 Speakers

Debra L. Madden, MA is a two-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a young adult and with breast cancer nearly 20 years later. She is an active cancer research advocate who is a member of numerous cancer support and research organizations.

Cindy Cisneros, MPA, currently serves as Vice President of Education Programs for the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, non-partisan business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and seasoned solutions to our nation's most critical issues. Ms. Cisneros is also a cancer survivor advocate.

Sara Chang, serves as the director of policy and advocacy at Research!America. In her role, Ms. Chang develops and executes policy and advocacy strategies to increase public and policymaker awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research.

The George Washington University Cancer Center
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 994-2449 | gwci@gwu.edu | http://cancercenter.gwu.edu/






Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wine and Cheese Fundraiser


                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                         www.Survivors4Research.org

Join us on Tuesday February 7th

for our

Italian Flair Wine & Cheese Tasting

Start Time 6:15 – 7:30 PM

End Time 10:00 PM

$35 per person will provide you with a tasting of 6 wines, assorted cheeses, spreads, baguette, and chocolates!

The first 20 guests will receive a gift

There will also be several auction items to bid on

Stop by Downtown Wine & Cheese to preview beginning February 4th


Proceeds to Survivors for Research, Inc. A 501(c) 3 non-profit raising funds for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.




113 N Main St. Gainesville, FL           

          352.222.1348                          










                                                                                                                                               
                




Volunteers Needed


The American Cancer Society is very much in need of breast cancer survivors who are willing to spend just a little time to be trained--- from home--- as 

ACS Reach to Recovery volunteers.  Both women and men are needed to help.

 

Once trained, the volunteers are matched with patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, who are undergoing or about to undergo a similar treatment plan. 

 

Please "pay it forward" by helping to fulfill this great need.  Only those of us who  have walked in their shoes can appreciate what new patients are experiencing, and be available to lend an ear.

 

Requests for patient phone visits are sent via email as ACS receives them.

If you are available to respond to the request, the patient's contact information is then sent to you.   If you are not available, no need to respond.  There is no obligation to respond to every request. 

 

Please see the attached flier, then call 1-800-2272345 for more information on the Reach to Recovery program.

 

Help us out by forwarding this to any of your family members, friends, co-workers, friends of co-workers, your patients --- any breast cancer survivor who has been out of active treatment for at least a year.

 

The reward for being involved in this program is knowing you have helped someone get through the difficult journey through which you have already traveled, with the help of your own family and friends.

 

Another, or alternate, way you can help is by signing up for the Road to Recovery program.  Many patients are unable to drive themselves, and/or have no other driver, and desperately need transportation to their treatments.  As a Road volunteer, you would help these patients get to their appointments, but, again, there is no obligation to fulfill every request.  Call 1-800-2272345 for more information on volunteering, or to sign up someone you know. 

Volunteers Needed