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Scholarships Available for Summit XIII

December 28, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

A limited amount of scholarship money is available for the Arkansas Cancer Summit XIII so requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Scholarships may be used toward the registration fee ($125), mileage (.42 per mile for individuals who have traveled over 50 miles to Little Rock) and lodging ($89.95 for one […]

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Exhibitor Opportunities at Summit XIII

December 28, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition is gearing up to host our Cancer Summit XIII and we are seeking exhibitors to participate in this statewide gathering of community leaders. This year, the theme is “ The Impact of Health Policy and Cancer Control.” Summit XIII will be March 12 and 13, 2012 at the Wyndham Riverfront North […]

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Arkansas files brief in favor of graphic tobacco labels

December 27, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Attorney General from Arkansas and 23 other states filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals, siding with the federal government on its decision to require graphic images no cigarette products, according to a report in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The nation’s largest tobacco companies were granted a request by […]

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Telemedicine Growing in State

December 20, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Mostly rural Arkansas makes for an ideal candidate of telemedicine—“the use of electronic communications to exchange medical information across locations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and the further health education”—according to a report in today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The article reports telemedicine is improving in Arkansas and that tens of millions of dollars […]

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Supreme Court sets date on Obamacare

December 20, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, will be adjudicated in the Supreme Court in March, according to an Associated Press report in today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The law, which President Obama signed in March 2010 and expands health insurance coverage to 30 million previously uninsured, will consume the Supreme […]

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2012 Oncology Update for the Primary Care Physician

December 16, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Weekend Getaway and Cancer Education “Fun” and “Educational Conference” are two phrases that don’t always go together.  The planning team for the 2012 Oncology Update is hosting this year’s Oncology Update course in an unexpected setting and has planned the day to include great educational content as well as a networking reception with your peers […]

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Tobacco Panel Near Hire for Executive Director

December 15, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Of the 85 applicants for the executive director of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission, the candidates have been narrowed down to Angela Kremers, senior associate for education at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and Kimberly Mullen, liason to state agencies for Gov. Mike Beebe, according to a report in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The article says Kremers […]

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LR Doctor cites merit of PSA Screening

December 15, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Arkansas Business published a letter to the editor from Dr. Tim Langford of Arkansas Urology regarding the decision by the United States Preventative Services Task Force to recommend discontinuing PSA screening. Dr. Langford wrote that there are concerns with the merit in USPSTF’s recommendation, citing the lack of urologists and oncologists in the panel as […]

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Benton County in National Study

December 15, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition endorses evidence based practices to enhance cancer control in Arkansas. Research is a key and essential component of building better interventions to delay, and ultimately defer, the development of cancer. According to Arkansas Business, Benton County is involved in a national, longitudinal study that will track children’s health from pre-conception to […]

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December Quarterly Meeting

December 14, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Cancer Control Community Strengthens Network The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) invited all members to meet and discuss cancer control news and information at the December quarterly meeting yesterday, December 14, 2011.  The meeting was hosted at the American Cancer Society in Little Rock at 901 N. University Avenue from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.   […]

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