Cancer Rates in Your Community

June 2015 

The State of Cancer in the Greater Bay Area 2015

Rates of overall cancer incidence declined substantially in the Greater Bay Area over the past 25 years: by 13.2% overall, and by 19.2% among males and 7.4% among females. Mortality rates have declined for all cancer sites combined in all racial/ethnic groups and for both sexes since 1995. Read the full report and use this mapping tool to find out how your county compares.

The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which gathers information on cancers diagnosed or treated in our nine-county region, recently received GOLD certification from NAACCR for quality, completeness, and timeliness for 2012, the latest evaluation period. Congratulations to our Registry Operations Unit!

Hard Work and Balance Lead to Success for CPIC Intern

Working with Research Scientist Salma Shariff-Marco to update data resources for CPIC’s Contextual Factors Working Group, Intern Alexander Nguyen had an opportunity to learn “what scientists who study public health actually do.”  Alex credits his father for inspiring him to work hard in school and life.

California Nail Salons Find a Less Toxic Way to Work 

The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, co-founded by CPIC research scientist Thu Quach and her colleagues, helps nail salon owners understand which chemicals in nail care products are harmful and at what levels. The Collaborative provides training, and rewards participating salons with a certificate and decal to display. 

As 4th of July Approaches, Practice Mindful Grilling 

June is Men’s Health Month so it’s a good time to think about your diet and lifestyle choices.  Get plenty of exercise, limit alcohol intake and place lots of fish, poultry and veggies on your grill this summer.  See your doctor and be aware of recommended screening guidelines.

Strike Out Breast Cancer 

The Oakland A’s are supporting CPIC’s breast cancer education programs again this year, helping us raise funds for critical workshops and materials. Come out to the ballpark and find us on the concourse behind section 120. We will be selling caps and pins at home games starting June 27th.

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