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Summit Speaker Series: Dr. Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Clark

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:03

bod-betsy-clarkThe 2015 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout Nevada and the nation to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. This installment of the Summit Speaker Series features Elizabeth J. (Betsy) Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH, presenting “Building A Cancer CareForce.”

Summit Speaker Series: April Fritz

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:32

AprilFritzThe 2015 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout Nevada and the nation to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. Our next installment in the Summit Speaker Series is April Fritz, RHIT, CTR, presenting “Advanced Abstracting Practices.” In this session she’ll cover lung cancer, melanoma, and unknown primary.

Summit Speaker Series: Dr. Archie Bleyer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 08:54

The 2015 Nevada Cancer Control Summit brings together expert speakers from throughout Nevada and the nation to discuss the latest topics in cancer control. We kick off our series highlighting some of this year’s experts, this week featuring Archie Bleyer, MD, presenting “Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults: Progress at Last?!”

Don't Fry Day...Reminding You To Wear Sunscreen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:36

Ever heard of Don't Fry Day? For people with fair, easily sunburned skin that's likely every day. But for cancer prevention advocates it's the Friday before Memorial Day each year, this year on Friday, May 22. It's an annual day to remind people to protect their skin from UV radiation, sunburn, and skin damage that can lead to skin cancer. Protecting your skin is simple, and you may already be heeding some of the tips, such as wearing a hat or sunglasses or applying sunscreen.

Break Out The Sunscreen For Melanoma Monday

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 06:25

Download the press release.

Monday, May 4 marks the annual “Melanoma Monday,” an awareness day created by the American Academy of Dermatologists to promote early detection and prevention for melanoma and other types of skin cancer. The day also helps to kick off Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, recognized nationally each May.

7 Lies the Indoor Tanning Industry Continues to Tell

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:25

In 2013 Nevada was successful in becoming the 4th state to pass tanning legislation that prohibits minors under 18 from using indoor tanning devices. While this was a win for our state and set us in the lead for the nation in recognizing the dangers of indoor tanning for youth, more than 100 tanning salon locations are still in business within the state. Despite numerous studies and rulings that use of indoor tanning devices are carcinogenic and harmful to one's health, the tanning industry continues to perpetuate misconceptions and myths about indoor tanning to keep their industry alive.

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