CPIC study links obesity, starting at adolescence, to endometrial cancer

November 2016

CPIC study links obesity, starting at adolescence, to endometrial cancer among women not using hormone therapy

In this study led by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), researchers evaluated changes in obesity, beginning at adolescence, to identify lifetime risk factors that may lead to endometrial cancer. Read the press release.

Last chance to get your tickets for DanceFAR

Before you leave for the long Thanksgiving weekend, don’t forgot to reserve your tickets for DanceFAR taking place on Tuesday, November 29 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Great seats are still available. Featuring classical ballet artists who have graced the world's top stages, hip-hop dancers who have won TV's So You Think You Can Dance, and world premiere contemporary choreography, there is something for everyone. 

Following the performance, all ticket buyers are invited to join us for the after-party featuring food from EPIC Steak, Farallon, Twenty Five Lusk, Waterbar, Wayfare Tavern, Extreme Pizza, Sweet Things and drinks compliments of Cannonball Wine Company, Rocky Hill wines and Reed & Greenough.

San Francisco Magazine is the official media sponsor of DanceFAR. The Woodbury Foundation is a Get in Front sponsor of DanceFAR.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

While the rate continues to decline, lung cancer is still the second most common cancer in the Greater Bay Area and the cause of one in four cancer deaths. Take a look at our infographic to get the facts on the dangers of tobacco, e-cigarettes, and secondhand smoke.

Tips to get in front of cancer on Thanksgiving Day and for hosting cancer survivors

You know obesity and alcohol increase your cancer risk. You probably also know Thanksgiving is one of the most indulgent days of the year. Take a look at our infographic for tips to get in front of cancer on Thanksgiving Day and for hosting cancer survivors undergoing treatment.

Still planning your Thanksgiving menu? Look no further than Rebecca Katz’s Recipe Box for healthy and delicious Thanksgiving recipe ideas including Lentil Salad with Roasted Beets, Kale with Delicata Squash, Moroccan Carrot Soup and many more.

Double your donation to CPIC at no extra cost to you

You may be able to double your donation to CPIC by taking advantage of your employer's corporate matching gift program. Along with current employees, retired employees, spouses and board members of eligible companies can oftentimes participate. Check here to see if your company will match your donation and to access the information you’ll need to submit your matching gift request to your employer.

  Support CPIC while you shop this holiday season

Designate CPIC as your charity of choice when you shop thousands of your favorite retailers online through Amazon Smile or Goodshop, subscribe to meal delivery service Munchery or eat at one of the restaurants listed on Mogl. The participating merchants will donate a percentage of sales to CPIC. Until November 30, you can also support CPIC when you shop online at Lulu Frost and enter promo code dancefar10.

  CPIC participates in the Bay Area Cancer Connections Annual Conference

The community education department of CPIC exhibited at the 13th Annual Conference of Bay Area Cancer Connections (BCC) earlier this month. CPIC partnered with BCC to provide continuing education units to licensed nurses, and gave away free publications to breast and ovarian cancer survivors, health professionals and organizations serving the cancer community.

You can download these publications - Working with Cancer, Living with Cancer, Estates: Planning Ahead and Information for Patients Recently Diagnosed with Cancer – for free on the community education page. To request printed publications, please contact us.

  Get the scoop on what the new presidential administration means for cancer research at PMWC Silicon Valley

A new presidential administration means change. Attend the Personalized Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley three days after the inauguration to hear from those in the know. Will we see a change in regulations, research funding, and drug or device approval? Will the oversight of different government initiatives change - including the Cancer Moonshot? What regulations are in store for the health insurance industry? Register today. Prices increase tomorrow.

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