Press Releases 2008

January 15, 2008

Northern California Cancer Center researcher collaborates on Hepatitis B studies among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

January 31, 2008

On March 1 in San Francisco’s Presidio, NCCC will sponsor the 7th annual Allison Taylor Holbrooks - Barbara Jo Johnson Breast Cancer Conference for breast cancer survivors, family, friends, and medical professionals.

March 10, 2008

Northern California Cancer Center Releases Colorectal Cancer Study. Rates of colorectal cancer screening in Vietnamese Americans are lower than those in non-Hispanic whites.

March 17, 2008

Northern California Cancer Center scientist urges calls to congress for colorectal cancer bills. Wednesday, March 19 is "Congressional Butt-In Day."

March 20, 2008

Northern California Cancer Center announces "Equality in Breast Cancer Care" study. New study will address why the burden of breast cancer is unevenly distributed across various ethnic groups.

April 2, 2008

$2.9 million grant aims to reduce disparities in colorectal cancer screening in Vietnamese Americans. Northern California Cancer Center selected as lead agency to head up the effort.

April 22, 2008

AB 2518 passes California State Assembly by unanimous vote. Northern California Cancer Center to benefit from California State income tax payers' voluntary contributions.

April 24, 2008

Cancer-related health disparities remain across racial and ethnic groups in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, even as cancer deaths decline by 24% from 1988-2005.

May 12, 2008

Preventing Cancer, Promoting Life. Northern California Cancer Center opens its doors to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Cancer Information Service Partnership Program, California Region on Monday, June 2.

May 19, 2008

Northern California Cancer Center releases preliminary survey of Vietnamese nail salon workers in Alameda County. Repeated and prolonged exposure to variety of chemicals could put workers at risk.

June 11, 2008

Dr. Sally L. Glaser, Ph.D. to lead Northern California Cancer Center. Don Nielsen to step down after five years at the helm.

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