CPIC Releases Latest Cancer Trends Among Groups

September 2013

Dear Get In Front Supporter,

As summer is winding down, CPIC is gearing up! We’ve just released ten fact sheets, which – for the first time - break down cancer incidence for the nation’s largest Asian American groups. We’re proud, also, to announce that since our last newsletter, we’ve won 8 grants and 1 major contract, together totaling over $5.1 million in support of our cancer research work. We have some exciting events coming up, too, and in anticipation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’ve just launched our Prevent Breast Cancer campaign. Join us!

CPIC Releases Series of “Cancer Facts” Detailing Trends in Asian American Groups

As reported in the last issue of In Front, findings from CPIC’s first major study of national cancer incidence trends among Asian American groups - which were featured on the radio and in international media outlets - revealed increasing rates among certain groups, suggesting the need for targeted prevention and/or screening efforts. As a follow up to that report, CPIC has released 10 fact sheets, breaking down the incidence trends for each of the nation’s eight largest Asian American subgroups: Asian Indians/Pakistanis, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Kampucheans (Cambodians), Laotians, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiians, and Samoans.

Learn more about cancer trends in each of these groups

Tickets for 2nd Annual Get In Front Performance on Sale this Month!

It’s an evening not to be missed! After last year’s sold out Get In Front performance, the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies will again join together for a one-night-only performance and after-party on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7pm to benefit CPIC. Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, September 17th, and this year will include not only the performance, but also access to a celebratory after party. Event sponsors will also enjoy a VIP pre-performance cocktail reception. Both reception and after-party will be held at the LAM Research Theater Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. This year’s performances will be offered by some of the best from the Bay Area dance community, including San Francisco Ballet, ODC/Dance, Smuin Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Robert Moses' Kin, AXIS Dance Company, Zhukov Dance Theater, and more. The evening will showcase ballet and contemporary works from some of the world’s most renowned choreographers. Visit www.GetInFront.org for more information or purchase tickets on or after September 17th by visiting www.ybca.org or calling (415) 978-2787.

Get In Front of cancer with us on 11-12-13!

Partner with us to Prevent Breast Cancer and You May Win a Two-Night Stay!

More than half of CPIC’s resources are dedicated to researching the causes, prevention, and changing patterns of breast cancer – the most common cancer occurring among women and the second leading cause of cancer death. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in anticipation of that, we’re asking you to support CPIC and our work to prevent breast cancer, especially from September 11 through October 31, 2013, as part of CPIC’s first-ever Prevent Breast Cancer campaign. Those who donate $100 or more will have the chance to win a gift certificate for a two-night stay at the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Tahoe, just steps away from the legendary ski lifts of Squaw Valley USA. CPIC’s track record of breast cancer-related work is strong and our findings are often the subject of local and even international news stories. Don’t miss this opportunity to support future groundbreaking results from our breast cancer research team. If you agree that preventing breast cancer is better than having to treat it, join us!

Join us in preventing breast cancer and helping survivors

The Pipeline: How Does the Air We Breathe Affect Our Health?

Eight grants and one major contract were funded since our last issue of In Front. One of CPIC’s newest environmental studies involves a focus on the best ways to evaluate the health effects of our exposure to airborne particulate matter, which includes dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets emitted into the air. CPIC’s study team, led by CPIC Research Scientist Peggy Reynolds, Ph.D., will be applying air quality metrics newly developed by colleagues at UC Davis to evaluate the association of air quality with mortality outcomes among women in the California Teachers Study. The new metrics are hypothesized to be the most realistic methods of calculating and measuring air quality in order to assess regional population-level exposure to airborne particulate matter across the entire continental United States.

Learn more about our recently funded work

Free Evening Caregiving Seminar Series Starts This Month

As too many of us know, the patient is not the only person an illness impacts. Family members, friends, and other people who assume the role of caregiver to the patient face particular responsibilities, issues, and conflicts that can be challenging. To discuss these topics interactively and offer solutions and resources, CPIC – together with The Stanford Health Library, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and Stanford Cancer Institute - will host the 2013-2014 Caregiving Seminar Series. Caregivers for all illnesses and conditions are invited. Each seminar will take place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Stanford Health Library’s Hoover Pavilion at 211 Quarry Road in Palo Alto, California. Conference faculty includes patients and individuals from Bay Area medical institutions, including Stanford, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Cancer Care Point, Avenidas Care Partners, Caring Hands Caregivers, Benefits Education Center, Keegin Harrison, Schoppert Smith Karner, LLP, and private practice. The seminars are offered free of charge, but registration is required for each seminar, due to limited space. To register, please call (650) 498-7826.

Find out more about the conference topics

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