Transportation to and from cancer treatments can be a challenge, and for some, getting to treatment can be one of the biggest roadblocks to cancer care. Thanks to a grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation the American Cancer Society in northern Nevada has recently expanded its transportation program to help more cancer patients get to vital treatment appointments.
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Carson Tahoe Breast Center was recently selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, over 10,000 women have accessed the facility for preventive and diagnostic care.
June 4 is National Cancer Survivors Day, an opportunity to focus on celebrating the many cancer survivors, recognizing the abundance of life after cancer, and promoting quality of life for anyone diagnosed with cancer. We’re using the day to kick off a full month of posts and information about cancer survivorship, starting with LIVESTRONG at the Y.
First, Michael Wranick shares his LIVESTRONG at the Y story. Scroll down after Michael’s story to read more about the LIVESTRONG at the Y program.
Nevada Oncology Society hosts a webinar Tuesday, Dec. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. on the final decisions on MACRA, MIPS and the 2017 physician fee schedule. The session is presented by Dr. Arthur Lurvey, MD, FACP, FACE.
Nevada Oncology Society hosts it's Spring Conference, "New Directions in Cancer Management," on May 5 at M Resort in Henderson, Nevada. The evening's agenda includes dinner, awards, and update on Medicare, and a presentation on progress in lung cancer treatment.
The NOS Fall Membership Conference is just around the corner, November 5 at Peppermill Resort. The evening conference, Achievements and Advances in Cancer Care, features presentations on Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer presented by Paul Bunn, MD from University of Colorado, and Novel Therapies for Pancreatic Cancer presented b Joseph Herman, MD, MSc, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Attendees will also hear from the NOS Oncology Research Award Winner from the University of Las Vegas.
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January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations at various locations across the state. Free test kits for homes will also be available at the presentations.
Last week the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released the 2014 version of their annual “How Do You Measure Up?,” (HDYMU) a progress report on state legislative activity to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. Since Nevada’s lawmakers only meet every other year, Nevada hasn’t seen much progress from the 2013 report to now. However, we think it’s great to take a look at what has changed with the rollout of the insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act as well as how Nevada now stacks up against other states.
This week, April 7 – 11, 2014, is National Public Health Week. It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the many organizations that work towards healthy communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Their ultimate goal: the improved health and well-being of people in local communities and around the globe. That’s no small feat!