An important truth about cancer

August 2015 

After a cancer diagnosis, life goes on

One of the most important truths about cancer is that each person’s diagnosis or experience is different. Living with Cancer is a meaningful collection of observations and wisdom from real people – patients, family members, friends and caregivers – with thoughts on fear, hope, how to let others help, finances and more. The book is available in English and Spanish and is free.

Transplant recipients encouraged to minimize sun exposure 

Organ transplant recipients may be at increased risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population, according to research published by CPIC Research Scientist Tina Clarke and her colleagues. Transplant patients are at higher risk of dying from melanoma, possibly due to immunosuppressive drugs needed to prevent organ rejection.

Coming next month: #Manhood for Good

Did you know that prostate cancer affects one in seven men? If detected early, it is 100% treatable. Your risk is doubled if you have a close family member who has been diagnosed. September is prostate cancer awareness month and a good reminder to get checked. Find out more at

Save the Date!! DanceFAR 2015 – WE DANCE FOR A REASON 

Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm 
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
San Francisco

Now in its fourth year, DanceFAR 2015 promises to be another spectacular evening of world-class dance, artistry and celebration, all to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. This is an event not to be missed!  As a newsletter subscriber, you will be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.  

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