CPIC Releases the Most Recent Cancer Statistics for the Greater Bay Area

October 2017

CPIC releases the most recent cancer statistics for the Greater Bay Area

The rates of new cancer cases (incidence) and mortality, measured per 100,000 population, decreased significantly from 1988 through 2014, the recent period for which data are available, according to the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). 

This newly released report summarizes the current rates for new cancer cases and cancer mortality for the most common cancers in the Greater Bay Area, with an emphasis on the most recent five years (2010-2014). 

The total rates of new cancer cases and cancer mortality have continued to steadily decline, particularly for prostate, breast, colorectal, and lung cancers. However, declines in these cancers were not observed in all racial/ethnic groups. Rates of some cancers have been increasing, including liver cancer and melanoma. Read the press release

Oakland A’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day raises over $28,000 for CPIC’s breast cancer research and education

On September 10, breast cancer survivors and supporters turned out for the 19th annual A’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Hundreds of survivors participated in the on-field celebration of life and hope ceremony.

CPIC gave away free publications during the special reception for survivors.

Throughout the summer, volunteers from CPIC and the American Cancer Society sold Strike Out Breast Cancer caps, pins, plus raffle tickets for the player-autographed A’s quilt.

The funds support the breast cancer research and education programs of CPIC and the American Cancer Society. CPIC is grateful for the on-going support of the Oakland A’s Community Fund.

CPIC researchers present at recent AACR cancer disparities conference 

Cancer disparities are a major public health problem in our country.

CPIC researchers Esther John, Salma Shariff-Marco and Scarlett Lin Gomez recently presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Conference: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.

The conference brought together scientists and other professionals to discuss the latest findings to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities.

Esther John, who also served on the program review committee, shared her findings on racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer risk associated with body size. Salma Shariff-Marco presented understanding cancer disparities in mortality and survivorship and social and built environments. Scarlett Lin Gomez, who also served on the conference scientific committee, discussed her work around social determinants of cancer health disparities in two different presentations.

CPIC goodie bag give away to support our community in reducing cancer risk

Last month, CPIC volunteers gave away free gift bags at the Fremont Bart station filled with lip balm with SPF, sunscreen, toxic-trio free nail polish, a beautiful glass, and fresh fruit to help our community to Get in Front of cancer.

Special thanks to COOLA Suncare, SpaRitual, DeVita Skincare, Lifefactory, and Whole Foods Market for the product donations.

Get in Front of cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among females in the Greater Bay Area according to CPIC’s 2017 Annual Cancer Incidence and Mortality Review.

View and share our breast cancer infographic for steps you can take to reduce your exposure to some of the causes of breast cancer.

  Triple Greens Frittata: the most delicious way to eat your veggies

October is Spinach Loves Month and October 4 is Kale Day. In their honor, we bring you this savory recipe for Triple Greens Frittata from The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz.


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