New study suggests why cancer survival is greater for married patients

APRIL 2016

New study suggests why cancer survival is greater for married patients

A new study by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) has received worldwide attention in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report,, and

Led by Scarlett Lin Gomez, researchers found that while having access to greater economic resources including private health insurance and living in higher socioeconomic status neighborhoods were associated with improved survival, these factors did not greatly impact the beneficial effects on survival rate among married patients. 

The study was published on April 11 in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Time is running out to reserve your spot at the 17th Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic to support CPIC breast cancer education

The 17th Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic supporting breast cancer education at CPIC will take place on May 2 at Lake Merced Golf and Country Club. CPIC Board of Trustee Hilary Newsom Callan and her husband Geoff Callan host this annual event in honor of their mothers, Tessa Newsom, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2002, and Barbara Callan, a 28-year breast cancer survivor.

The event includes breakfast, a chipping and putting contest, an 18-hole shotgun golf game, lunch, on-course activities throughout the day. For the golfers and the evening guests, there is a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment. Some of the silent auction items include apparel and accessories from such sought after brands as Diane Von Furstenberg, Paige Denim, Tory Burch, and Mountain Force. 

The PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic has raised more than $3 million for CPIC and provides critical funding for CPIC community education conferences, program scholarships, individual assistance/referrals, and print materials on topics such as: treatment choices, managing treatment side effects, family issues, health insurance, employment, family genetics, nutrition, self-advocacy in the medical system, and much more.

Support the important work CPIC does by registering today for this year’s PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic!

  Earth Day and cancer prevention

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. You can make an impact on this day and every day by taking steps to protect our planet and to reduce your risk of cancer. Download our infographic for some easy tips.

CPIC’s environmental researchers have conducted numerous studies on flame retardants, chemicals in nail salons and polishes, pesticides, night at light and trace chemicals in the air and soil.

 Mark your calendar for East Bay Gives on May 3

East Bay Gives is a one-day annual giving event that brings CPIC and other East Bay nonprofit organizations together with donors who want to show their support for our communities. 

Sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation, this event is part of a nationwide program called "Give Local America." Show your support for cancer prevention by making a gift or asking your company to participate.

CPIC announces its new scientific advisory board

CPIC welcomed a highly respected panel of advisors from academia, business and the medical community to the newly formed scientific advisory board. Their goal is to provide strategic guidance to CPIC leadership in areas of scientific research, investigator competitions, and grant programs.

The committee is comprised of Robert Haile of Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Institute, Chris Holsinger of Stanford University Medical Center, Ann M. Lowe, a clinical research and development consultant with extensive experience in the biotechnology industry, and Electra Paskett of Ohio State University. Visit our website to learn more about their accomplished careers.

   A recipe for your Mother’s Day brunch

For your Mother’s Day brunch, we bring you the Roasted Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts recipe from Rebecca Katz’s cookbook The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods — foods proven to fight the most common chronic conditions. 

 We want mom's story 

Mother’s Day will be here on Sunday, May 8.
Have our research and community education programs helped your mother or wife? If you are a mother, have you benefited from our programs? 
We may want to feature your story.

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