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6th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium-“Protecting Our Future, Advocating for Tobacco-Free Youth

October 21, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

About the Symposium Leading tobacco control, lung cancer control and youth advocates will present this powerful one-day symposium. This year’s theme is: “Protecting Our Future, Advocating for Tobacco-free Youth”.  Components will include: Policy and system change approaches to countering the tobacco industry A head-to-toe walk-through of nicotine’s effects in the body Co-facilitation and presentation by […]

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ACC works with Arkansas State Fair to protect patrons from the dangers of secondhand smoke

October 5, 2015 | By Rachael Moore

For Information or Interviews CONTACT: Trena Mitchell Arkansas Cancer Coalition 501-580-8172 September 30, 2015   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES STRONGER TOBACCO-FREE POLICY Fair Patrons Can Now Breathe Easy  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 30, 2015) – The Arkansas Livestock Show Association (Association), in partnership with the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) approved a […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to […]

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ACC Has Moved

August 20, 2015 | By Rachael Moore

  Our new office will be located at: Two Financial Centre 10825 Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 325 Little Rock, AR 72211 Mailing address:  Two Financial Centre 10825 Financial Centre Parkway, Slot 6 Little Rock, AR 72211 We are in the process of getting everything moved so if you need to reach us by phone, please contact […]

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The Arkansas Cancer Coalition Helps the Arkansas State Fairgrounds write a new and Improved Tobacco Free Policy!

August 19, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

In May of 2015, the Arkansas Cancer Coalition achieved a huge victory when the Arkansas State Fairgrounds adopted a new tobacco policy.  The new policy prevents the use of tobacco and nicotine products in all of the Arkansas State Fair’s indoor facilities, including “open air” facilities like the livestock barns and pavilions. The policy bands […]

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Sitting Too Much Increases Cancer Risk in Women

August 3, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Article date: July 16, 2015 By Stacy Simon Researchers from the American Cancer Society have found that women who spend 6 hours or more of free time sitting per day have a 10% greater risk of getting cancer than women who spend less than 3 hours of free time sitting per day. They were also […]

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Three Large U.S. Hot Spots Have Excessive Colorectal Cancer Death Rates

July 13, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Three Large U.S. Hot Spots Have Excessive Colorectal Cancer Death Rates (Reprinted from Medical News Today, July 8) While most of the United States has experienced large declines in colorectal cancer death rates in recent years, progress in the Mississippi Delta and two other areas has lagged. The lower Mississippi Delta, encompassing 94 counties, was […]

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Developing skin cancer: Beth Hunt shares her personal story

July 9, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Like most kids growing up in Arkansas, I spent a lot of time as a child out in the sun. Fishing and water skiing with my family on Lake Hamilton… swimming at my grandparents house…and the occasional trip to the Gulf Coast for some beach fun. Sunburns were just part of summer life.  What I […]

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Three Cancer Screenings Adults Should Get

June 29, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that  many adults in the United States are not getting the recommended screening tests  for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. The analysis found that: One in five women ages 21 to 65 reported not being up-to-date with cervical cancer screening. Nearly one in […]

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UAMS Survivorship Day

June 23, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

I Am a Survivor—A Cancer Survivorship Workshop UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute July 11, 2015   Agenda All sessions include interactive discussions. 8:30   a.m.            Registration 9:00   a.m.            Welcome/Program Overview — Issam Makhoul, MD 9:15   a.m.            Nutrition — Michelle Morgan, RD and Dana McClendon, RD 10:00 a.m.           Break 10:15 a.m.           Sexuality […]

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