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Arkansas State Fair

September 20, 2016 | By Myca Grant

ACC will be at the Arkansas State Fair again this year!  This year’s theme is Arkansas Fight Cancer.  Join us with a different health and cancer screening each day! This year we are excited to partner with the UAMS MammoVan! They will be at the Arkansas State Fair on Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October […]

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 2, 2016 | By Myca Grant

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!  For information regarding prostate cancer and upcoming events, please visit the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation here!

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Screen for Life Campaign

September 2, 2016 | By Myca Grant

The CDC has developed the Screen for Life Campaign to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screenings.  All of their materials are available on the CDC website here.  For information regarding our ACC Colorectal Cancer Work Group or the Arkansas Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, sign up here.

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ACC Quarterly Meeting

August 16, 2016 | By Myca Grant

Our Quarterly Meeting is coming up soon!  We will be at the  Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock on September 13 from 9am-11am!  We would love for you to come out and hear from our board members, our new competitive grantees, and from Healthy Active Arkansas!  To RSPV, please visit our events page.  See […]

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ACC Mini Grant Applications

August 3, 2016 | By Myca Grant

The ACC Mini Grant application process is now open!  The ACP Tobacco Prevention Grants are based on certain criteria to provide financial assistance to fund local implementation of tobacco prevention in rural areas.  The ACP Cancer Prevention Grants are based on certain criteria to provide financial assistance to focus on breast, cervical, skin, and colorectal […]

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HPCAA Partners in Care Conference

August 3, 2016 | By Myca Grant

The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas will be hosting their annual Partners in Care Conference this October.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Anne Monroe and Turner West, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, and Mary Lynn McPherson.  To register online, visit http://www.hpcaa.org/Education.aspx.

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UAMS Visiting Lectureship

August 3, 2016 | By Myca Grant

UAMS is hosting a visiting lectureship about oncology and community health.  The speaker is Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing!  She is a pre-eminent, internationally-known scientist in cancer survivorship disparities research.  Her contributions and evidence-driven intervention programs have improved the lives of cancer survivors.  She is […]

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World No Tobacco Day

May 23, 2016 | By Myca Grant

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day!  The theme this year is plain packaging.  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are telling everyone to get ready to standardized packaging of tobacco products. http://www.who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2016/en/

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FDA Now Regulates E-Cigarettes

May 23, 2016 | By Myca Grant

The FDA now has the ability to regulate e-cigarettes!  Starting August 8, 2016 the FDA will be able to review new products, help prevent misleading claims, evaluate ingredients, and communicate risks.  Learn more from the FDA here.

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

May 23, 2016 | By Myca Grant

May is Melanoma Awareness Month!  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.  Melanoma skin cancer is costly.  Any skin tone can get skin cancer, and exposure to UV rays causes more than 90% of melanomas.  Take a stand and learn about skin cancer this month! http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/melanoma/

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