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October 2016

Recent study links obesity to cancer in second breast

Researchers in the WECARE (Women’s Environmental Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology) Study found that postmenopausal women diagnosed with estrogen receptor negative breast cancer had a two-fold higher risk of developing a second cancer in the other breast if they were obese at first diagnosis. The increased risk was similar for women with a large weight gain after first diagnosis. These results suggest women who are obese at first diagnosis or who experience a large weight gain should be closely monitored. Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) researcher Esther John collaborated on this study.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – View our infographic for tips to reduce your risk, plus how you can support CPIC with a pink purchase this month

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among females in the Greater Bay Area according to CPIC’s 2016 Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Review. View and share our breast cancer infographic for actions you can take to reduce your exposure to the causes of breast cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can support CPIC with a pink purchase at EPIC Steak and 12 PlumpJack properties.

The breast cancer conference returns to San Francisco in March

For the past 15 years, CPIC has hosted an annual breast cancer conference to provide cancer patients and survivors with the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their health. The 2017 conference will be held at the Presidio San Francisco on Saturday, March 4.

Until now, CPIC could host the annual conference with minimal outside funding due to the judicious use of a grant from the Allison Taylor Holbrooks Breast Cancer Research Fund that lasted 15 years. The fund was created by Barbara Jo Johnson following her breast cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, this funding pool was finally depleted.

Your support will make a big difference for the hundreds of women, and men, who rely on the conference for answers each year. Please consider a personal donation or sponsorship.

The countdown is on for the 5th anniversary DanceFAR performance

Get your tickets now for DanceFAR (Dance for a Reason), a spectacular evening of world-class dance for the benefit of cancer prevention research and education to be held Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Tickets are selling fast.
Participating dance companies include San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, ODC/Dance and many more. 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, Sweet Things and drinks compliments of Cannonball Wine Company and Reed & Greenough.

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

Watch the video from last year to get a sneak peek inside the performance.

Curried butternut squash - the perfect soup for fall

As the weather turns cooler and the days get shorter, a warm and healthy Curried Butternut Squash Soup is just what your taste buds and body craves. In this soup from Rebecca Katz’s cookbook The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods, butternut squash is blended with coconut milk and a spice blend that not only tastes great, but also delivers superior nutrition. The cinnamon and turmeric help regulate blood sugar, have anti-inflammatory properties, and help fight cancer, while cumin boosts immunity and energy.

   PMWC Silicon Valley presents the latest advances in cancer immunotherapy

The Precision Medicine World Conference returns to Mountain View January 23 – 25 featuring six sessions on cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is rapidly becoming part of the toolbox for treatment of various types of cancers. The conference is cohosted by Stanford Health Care, UCSF, Intermountain Healthcare, DukeHealth and Duke University. Save 10% by using discount code cpic_10_pmwc2017sv. Get more details on the conference here.

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