Draining the Cancer Swamp

July 2015 


Draining the Cancer Swamp


“Our ultimate societal goal shouldn’t be to treat cancer more effectively, but to prevent it altogether.” CEO Donna Randall advocates a greater investment of federal dollars in research that leads to reducing the incidence of cancer in the healthy population.







Impacting Health Disparities at the National Level


The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations in the U.S. are very diverse, representing more than 30 countries and 100 languages. Research Scientist Scarlett Lin Gomez focuses on understanding important differences in cancer incidence and outcomes across specific groups.





Smoking Raises Risk of Death from Breast Cancer




Senior Research Scientist Peggy Reynolds recently provided expert comment for a Reuters Health story on new findings that add to a growing body of research pointing to the specific risks smoking poses for women with breast cancer







Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic Supports CPIC


We are grateful to CPIC Board Member and PlumpJack President Hilary Newsom Callan for another successfulgolf tournament, reception, dinner and auction this past May. Through Hilary’s efforts, PlumpJack has raised nearly $3 million for CPIC over the past 15 years. 






Summer Events Raise Awareness and Funds for Breast Cancer


Attendees of the 24th annual Women in Employee Benefits Invitational golf tournament tee’d off June 15th at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club in support of breast cancer prevention.




Volunteers will be busy all summer long selling caps, pins, necklaces and raffle tickets at all Oakland A’s home games. The A's will honor breast cancer survivors with a special celebration of life and hope on September 6th.
Pictured are CPIC CEO Donna Randall and her husband, Paul Hagner.



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