Register now for the 16th annual breast cancer conference

January 2017



Register now for the 16th annual breast cancer conference 

On Saturday, March 4th over 200 survivors and their loved ones will gather at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio, San Francisco for the 16th annual breast cancer conference: Current Breast Cancer Landscape in the Bay Area, presented by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC).

The conference helps survivors, along with the health care providers who care for them, to understand their options so that informed decisions about their health can be made. The California Breast Cancer Research Program is the exclusive Survivor Champion sponsor of this year’s conference. Space is limited. Registration rates start at $30. Get the details.




CPIC collaborates on new model to help doctors predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic women

A new breast cancer model, based exclusively on data from Hispanic women, is now part of the National Cancer Institute's online Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. This new model helps health care providers to calculate breast cancer risk in individual patients.

Until now, only models for white, African-American and Asian and Pacific Islander women were included. To build the model, researchers started with information collected by CPIC through the San Francisco Bay Area Breast Cancer Study along with breast cancer surveillance data specific to Hispanics by immigrant status. Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) investigators Esther John, Ph.D., M.S.P.H. and Scarlett Gomez, Ph.D., M.P.H. collaborated on this research.


 
The impact of CPIC’s work in 2016

Get a visual overview of how CPIC continued to Get in Front of cancer in 2016 through our research studies and community outreach programs. View the infographic.



A rare, behind-the-scenes look at a CPIC epidemiologist

This month we launch a new series to give you insights into the world of a CPIC epidemiologist. What do they do? How are they helping to get in front of cancer? You’ll also learn surprising facts about them. To kick off the series, get to know Ingrid Oakley-Girvan.



 
CPIC is hiring people with a passion for cancer prevention

Are you passionate about your work? Eager to work with leaders in fields of cancer research, cancer education, and information services to prevent cancer? If so, CPIC may be the place for you!

Visit our careers page to learn more about current opportunities. We hope you will consider joining our mission to Get in Front of cancer.





 
Don’t miss PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley January 23-25

You won’t want to miss next week’s Precision Medicine World Conference Silicon Valley featuring over 65 sessions that cover all facets of precision medicine. Topics include the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, cancer and companion diagnostics development, and more. Register here to save 10% and be part of a unique experience that promises to inform, enrich, and influence the future of precision medicine.



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