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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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3 Million Kids Used E-Cigarettes in 2015

April 19, 2016 | By Myca Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 14, 2016 CONTACT: Mina Radman, 202-296-5469 http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2016_04_14_ecigarettes New Survey Shows Record 3 Million Kids Used E-Cigarettes in 2015 – How Many More Reasons Does the White House Need to Act? Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, DC – The government’s 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey released […]

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American Lung Association 2016 State of Tobacco Control report

February 4, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

The American Lung Association has just released its annual 2016 State of Tobacco Control report, which grades the state and federal government on key tobacco control policies, including Access to Cessation Services. In Arkansas, the report calls for the following three actions to be taken by our elected officials to reduce tobacco use and exposure […]

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American Cancer Society Launches Interactive Cancer Statistics Website

February 2, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

American Cancer Society Launches Interactive Cancer Statistics Website January 2016 The American Cancer Society has launched a new web tool to make it easier for reporters, the public, and those involved in the cancer fight to find and share cancer statistics.​ Check it out at CancerStatisticsCenter.cancer.org It uses data from the Society’s annual Cancer Facts & Figures report […]

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TIPS FOR PREVENTION

February 2, 2016 | By Rachael Moore

TIPS FOR PREVENTION Created by the American Institute for Cancer Research, National Cancer Prevention Month focuses on promoting healthy behaviors to reduced cancer incidence in the United States. AICR estimates that approximately one-third of cases of the most common cancers in the U.S. could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean.That’s an estimated 374,000 cases […]

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