CPIC researcher named to National Cancer Moonshot working group

MAY 2016

CPIC researcher named to National Cancer Moonshot working group

Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) researcher Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., M.P.H, joins the Implementation Science Working Group of the National Cancer Institute’s Blue Ribbon Panel.  

Introduced by President Obama in January, the National Cancer Moonshot aims to prevent cancer, to detect it at an early stage and to make more therapies available to more patients. The panel is charged with providing advice on the vision, proposed scientific goals, and implementation of the National Cancer Moonshot initiative led by Vice President Joe Biden. Read the press release for details.

How you can make a difference during National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month. You can make a difference in CPIC’s work to Get in Front of cancer by contributing to the Research Investment Fund. Cancer prevention research is surprisingly underfunded, receiving less than seven percent of federal cancer research dollars. We need your support to provide CPIC researchers with the resources they need, including pilot study support and continuing education opportunities, to study who gets cancer and why. To make a donation to this fund, scroll down to the special purpose section on the donate page and type “Research Investment Fund.” Thank you for your support of cancer research. 

  Check out our infographic for tips to reduce your cancer risk this summer

This Friday is “Don’t Fry Day,” an annual observance to encourage sun safety awareness. Check out our infographic for tips to reduce your cancer risk all summer long.

 Reserve your spot for the WEBI Invitational Golf Tournament on June 6 – a benefit for CPIC

Twenty-five years ago, Eileen Broadwater of Primary Benefits was diagnosed with breast cancer. She, along with a group of colleagues in the employee benefits industry, wanted to make a difference by raising money for cancer prevention. They created the Women in Employee Benefits Invitational (WEBI) annual golf tournament. Since 1995, WEBI has raised over $150,000 for CPIC. Over 125 women play in the tournament and take golf lessons providing an opportunity to make a difference while networking with colleagues in the industry. This year WEBI is teaming up with Silicon Valley Association of Health Underwriters for an even bigger event to benefit CPIC. Get the details.

DanceFAR 2016 - Save the Date

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, November 29. DanceFAR 2016, a one-night showcase of dance with an unforgettable after-party, returns to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Bringing some of the world's finest dancers together to support cancer prevention, DanceFAR was named by the San Francisco Chronicle to its list of “top 10 in dance 2015.”

Sponsorship packages start as low as $1,000. View the exclusive benefits including premier seating and widespread visibility opportunities for your company – all while making a difference in support of cancer prevention research and community education.

photo: Dores Andrè photographed by Quinn Wharton

   The perfect summer meal – a cool avocado citrus salad

As the temperature begins to rise, this delicious, cool and healthy avocado citrus salad from Rebecca Katz’s The Healthy Mind Cookbook is just what your body and taste buds are craving.

Avocados are full of brain-boosting vitamin E and a monounsaturated fat that helps lower blood pressure. In this delicate salad, the creamy avocado offers the perfect balance to the tartness of the grapefruit and citrus-ginger vinaigrette.

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