Survival factors found to differ for men and women in study of Chinese Americans with lung cancer

MARCH 2016

Survival factors found to differ for men and women in study of Chinese Americans with lung cancer

In a study led by Scarlett Lin Gomez of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), researchers found some key differences between men and women in the first population-based study of Chinese Americans with lung cancer.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and the fourth most common cancer among women. For both Chinese-American men and women, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths.

Chinese American women diagnosed with lung cancer lived, on average, 5.7 months longer than Chinese American men with the same diagnosis.

Married women lived 3.1 months longer than non-married women. Women who lived in the highest socioeconomic status neighborhoods lived a full 12.3 months longer than women who lived in lower-income neighborhoods.
Earlier this month ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, featured a summary of this paper in the Exclusive Coverage section of

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among Greater Bay Area men and women according to the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry 2015 Annual Incidence and Mortality Review.

Download our colon cancer infographic to get the facts and for tips to decrease your risk of colon cancer.

A gift made in memory or honor of a loved one to fund cancer prevention research and programs is a meaningful way to pay tribute this month.

  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, a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, and entertainment.

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! 

 Over 200 participants attended the 15th Annual Allison Taylor/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference

Over 200 breast cancer survivors, families, friends and health care providers gathered for the 15th Annual Allison Taylor/Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference held at the Presidio San Francisco.

Participants heard from esteemed physicians, cancer survivors and other health care professionals, shared information with other survivors and picked up information provided by community service organizations.

Visit our Facebook page to view a few photos from the conference.

Healthy spring recipe for National Nutrition Month

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans with limited red meat consumption is an important step you can take to reduce your cancer risk. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we bring you the Mediterranean Lentil Salad from Rebecca Katz’s cookbook the Cancer-Fighting Kitchen – a perfect recipe for spring.

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