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What your zip code says about your health [webcast]

Webcast: What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 AM EDT Moderated by Maggie Fox, Senior Health Reporter, NBC News Panelists: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio […]

ICYMI: August 5, 2016

Feature Story Cuban researchers battle lung cancer with a vaccine TUESDAY, August 2, 2016 (CNN) — On what appears to be a residential street on the outskirts of Havana, the tan building with a guard gate seems out of place. The building is the Centro de Immunologia Molecular, the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), known […]

Dialogue For Action 2015 — Registration is open!

Registration for the 2015 Dialogue For Action®: Expanding Access Through Innovation is now open! This can’t-miss cancer screening conference will focus on increasing access to health care, technology, big data, patient engagement and more. Our dynamic speakers will lead you through state-of-the art presentations and answer your questions—and you will have plenty of opportunities to […]

Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more […]

Latina seniors salsa dance their way to a healthy lifestyle

BAILAMOS, is a Salsa dancing class that helps Latina women boost their physical activity in a fun and interactive way. Because dancing is widely accepted and enjoyed among the Latino community, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are looking at how a salsa dance class specifically designed for senior Latinas can help […]

Anticipated 2013 cancer figures

The latest cancer figures compiled in the annual statistics report of the American Cancer Society show that more than 1.66 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2013, while more than 580,000 Americans are expected to die from the disease. Since 1991, the overall death rate for cancer in the U.S. has declined, […]