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NWA Regional Meeting Presentations

May 31, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition will host the Northwest Arkansas Regional Meeting for partners at the offices of Hope Cancer Resources on June 1, 2012. Membership 101 Arkansas Cancer Coalition Staff Introduction to Arkansas Cancer Data Sources Abby Holt, MPH Arkansas Department of Health Cancer Prevention Study – 3 Rhonda Bramell American Cancer Society Emerging Products […]

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Partners in North Arkansas Called to Regional Meeting

May 30, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Last day to register, online registration to close Thursday morning The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) invites members in north Arkansas to discuss cancer control news and information at the Northwest Regional Meeting. The meeting will be hosted at the Hope Cancer Resources facilities in Springdale at 5835 West Sunset Avenue on June 1 from 11 a.m. […]

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Aspirin, Ibuprofen linked to melanoma decrease

May 29, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Regularly taking common painkillers like aspirin is tied to a 13 percent decrease in melanoma according to a study in Denmark, reports Yahoo. These painkillers contain nonsterodial anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDS, and researchers believe the anit-inflamatory properties are what staves off melanoma: “NSAIDs work by inhibiting specific enzymes involved in inflammation,” Sigrun Alba Johannesdottir, from […]

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BreastCare receives Komen Arkansas Grant

May 24, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

BreastCare, a program within the Arkansas Department of Health, received a grant of $197,500 from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas Affiliate, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Health. This is the largest among the 23 grants awarded to Arkansas organizations. The grant will be used to fund BreastCare’s […]

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Forest Park Elementary Makes Donation to ACC

May 23, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

GT Program Starts Business, Becomes Philanthropy How do you explain the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to 4th graders? They seemed to best understand it as a kind of “cub scouts” or “girl scouts” for our Arkansas cancer control community. Not bad. The exceptional minds of the gifted and talented program at Forest Park Elementary do more […]

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Low-dose Computerized Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer

May 22, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Is low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) the answer for lung cancer screening? According to an article in Men’s Health, studies are showing that LDCT leads to early detection and fewer deaths from lung cancer. However, there is a high risk for false positives. Because of the sensitivity of the screening, heavy smokers are the best candidates […]

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Tragedy Higlights Colon Cancer and Treatment

May 22, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Colon Cancer can be treated, but it requires advanced screening to catch it in time. The death of singer Robin Gibb highlights colorectal cancer and helps the public understand the issues surrounding this disease. Yahoo published an article titled “Robin Gibb’s Tragedy: Colon Cancer is Easily Preventable. “From the article: “This year, about 103,000 Americans […]

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Opinion on money, politics, and cancer

May 21, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at the New York Times, reports on the infusion of money into politics—as well as tobacco company influence—and how our couches and other furniture may be compromised with cancerous chemicals. To read the article visit:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/opinion/sunday/kristof-are-you-safe-on-that-sofa.html?src=me&ref=general

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ACC Quarterly Meeting on May 15

May 14, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Arkansas’ network of cancer control partners will convene at the American Cancer Society in Little Rock at 901 N. University Avenue from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for the spring Quarterly Meeting of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition. Registration is free and a breakfast will be provided. Below is a preview of the agenda. Hope Cancer […]

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Melanoma Monday Screenings Planned

May 1, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

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