In The News

Cancer Surveillance and Reporting

June 28, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports lawmakers are assessing with scrutiny a rule offered by the Arkansas Department of Health that health-care providers that do not report new cancer cases and treatments be penalized. State statue already dictates that health-care providers must report new cases; however, the department of health does not have this language in their […]

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When knowledge is not enough

June 15, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Select a behavior, Research, Segment the audience, 4 “P”s “Sometimes education doesn’t work,” Carol Bryant, Ph.D., M.S. said in her opening remarks at the 21st annual Social Marketing in Public Health Conference. She alluded to the fact that her father smokes, and that although she has made him intimately aware of the dangers of tobacco, […]

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Cervical Cancer: The Preventable Gynecologic Cancer

June 7, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Protect yourself with Information The Arkansas Cancer Coalition strongly recommends following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce and ultimately eliminate cervical cancer from the state.  According to the CDC: Most cases of cervical cancer are easily preventable with regular screening tests and follow-up. It also is highly […]

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Last Chance to Complete Survey

June 7, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Improve membership services with feedback The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) will announce four more gift prize winners and one grand prize winner tomorrow for completing the ACC Membership Satisfaction Survey. Four winners will receive a gift certificate for one Deluxe Briefcase with interior organizer and monogrammed initials, courtesy of LSC Promotional Marketing (www.lscpromos.com). One winner […]

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Arkansas Oncology Celebrates Survivorship

June 6, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Arkansas Oncology and partners American Cancer Society and Spit for the Cure host festivities for National Cancer Survivors Day According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, and estimated 11.1 million Americans are now living with and beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Arkansas Oncology Associates, a comprehensive cancer care clinic, hosted a celebration to honor […]

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How New Health Law Impacts Cancer

June 2, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Affordable Care Act and Cancer The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) have produced a new, consumer-friendly guide that describes how provisions of the Affordable Care Act help people with cancer and their families. Featuring the stories of three people who have battled cancer or lost a […]

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HPV Causing Throat Cancer in Men

June 2, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Dr. Nancy Andrews-Collins of UAMS informed coalition members at the 2011 Arkansas Cancer Summit about the ADH – UAMS Cervical Education and Prevention Program, Healthy Girls, where young women are administered Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that could save young women from cervical cancer. Recent news accounts (here, here, here and here) report HPV is now […]

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Skin Cancer and Tanning Beds

June 2, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Cost of Cosmetics Young women are contracting skin cancer at an alarming clip, and studies are pointing to the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning beds (download the article below from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology). The Arkansas Cancer Coalition hosts a Skin Cancer Workgroup to make progress on each of the […]

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WHO: Cellphones and Cancer?

June 1, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The new research suggesting cell phones may play a role in causing cancer has created a considerable stir in the cancer control community. Form your opinions after reading the research directly from the source. The following is the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer press release from yesterday regarding the radiofrequency electromagnetic […]

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ACS Light’s Up the Dome

June 1, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The American Cancer Society, a close working partner of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition, will host a luminaria service on Friday. Below is their invitation: …I also wanted to take time to invite you to Light Up the Dome this Friday.  It will be at the Capitol and begins at 8:15.  Light Up the Dome is […]

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