CPIC releases the most recent cancer statistics for the Greater Bay Area

JUNE 2016

CPIC releases the most recent cancer statistics for the Greater Bay Area

Over the 26 years between 1988 and 2013, the rates at which people in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area are being diagnosed with cancer and dying from it have been decreasing, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). 

From 2009 through 2013, there were 156,292 new cases of cancer diagnosed in the Greater Bay Area. The five most common invasive cancer sites in the Greater Bay Area were breast, prostate, lung and bronchus, colorectal, and melanoma. Together these five cancers accounted for over half of all newly diagnosed cases. Read the press release.

CPIC to collaborate on study of breast cancer in Gold Country

CPIC researchers are studying the levels of certain metals found in women with breast cancer living in Gold Country, a mining-impacted community. An early study revealed residents had a significantly higher chemical levels than people living outside the area. The study will be completed by February 2017. Learn more about the study.

June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country in June to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Did you know men are at an increased risk for 32 out of 35 cancers?

View our men’s health infographic for tips to Get in Front of cancer. A gift made in memory or honor of a man or boy in your life to fund cancer prevention research and programs is a meaningful way to pay tribute this month.

Garlicky leafy greens – a delicious and nutritious way to eat your veggies

Last week Friday we celebrated Eat Your Vegetables Day. Garlicky leafy greens from Rebecca Katz’s cookbook One Bite at a Time is a quick and delicious way to eat your veggies and reduce your risk of cancer.

Donor profile – Isabella Conti shares why she makes an annual gift to CPIC

In 1965, newlywed Isabella Conti arrived in San Francisco. It was the final stop for Conti and her new husband, an engineer, on their one-year honeymoon. They were traveling in their Volkswagen bus from Canada to South America, far from their home in Italy. Taking in the magnificent view from the Bay Bridge, it became clear the Bay Area would be their new home. They never left.

Today, she is a grandmother of two and for the past 27 years she has owned a successful executive development consulting firm.

Since 2010, Conti has supported the work of CPIC with an annual gift. She lost her own mother and many friends to cancer. As Conti states, “I support CPIC because it is a worthy cause. We have to understand the causes of cancer so that we can understand how the disease can be prevented. Early detection is important.”  
She is inspired by the dedication of the CPIC researchers who are unwavering in their devotion to understanding who gets cancer and why. In Conti’s words, “CPIC’s work makes me more hopeful about the future.”

Support from generous donors like Isabella Conti is critical in fulfilling CPIC’s vision of a world free of cancer. Please support cancer prevention.

  Double your donation to CPIC through your employee match program

Did you know that many employers will match the donation you make to CPIC through your employee match program? Retirees and current employees are typically eligible to participate. Please ask your employer to add CPIC to the list of eligible charities. You may need to submit a matching gift request through your HR department.

   Hundreds of supporters attend sold-out PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic 

On May 2nd, 150 golfers and more than 250 dinner guests turned out for the 17th Annual PlumpJack/LINK Golf Classic. Each year PlumpJack President and CPIC Board Member Hilary Newsom Callan hosts the benefit she founded with her husband, Geoff Callan, to honor her late mother Tessa Newsom who lost her battle with breast cancer 13 years ago. 

The event also honors her mother-in-law, Barbara Callan, a 27-year breast cancer survivor. This year’s sold-out event raised $221,000 for the community education programs of CPIC. Since its inception, the Callans have raised more than $3 million for CPIC. 

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