Each year at the annual Nevada Cancer Control Summit we are lucky to be able to honor the organizations and individuals in Nevada who have exemplified the essence of passion and leadership in cancer control in their respective community, region, or statewide. The Denise Dunning Awards are given in memory of Denise Faye Dunning, whose passion and leadership was crucial to advancing cancer prevention, control, and treatment in Nevada. As the State Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, Ms. Dunning was dedicated to the Coalition and its work until cancer took her life in 2011.
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In addition to being National Public Health Week, this week April 7 – 11 is also National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW). The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the crucial role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs.
Join us for one of four webinar sessions to learn how you can increase colorectal cancer screening rates among your patients and earn free CME/CEU. Nevada Cancer Coalition, in conjunction with Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership, is pleased to host this training via toll-free web-conference.
We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Denise Dunning Award. Presented annually at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit, the award was created in 2012 to recognize and celebrate outstanding cancer control efforts in the state of Nevada. The award is given in memory of Denise Faye Dunning, whose passion and leadership was crucial to advancing cancer prevention, control and treatment in Nevada. As the State Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, she was dedicated to the Coalition and its work until cancer took her life.
We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for posters for the 2014 Nevada Cancer Control Summit, slated for April 25, 2014 at the UNLV Student Union in Las Vegas, Nev. This event represents an opportunity to showcase projects and programs including evidence-based cancer prevention and screening initiatives, innovative cancer research and use of data,advances in treatment of patients with cancer, and survivorship. Accepted posters will be on display throughout the day and summit attendees will be asked to judge poster presentations in various categories.
The Las Vegas Wranglers are making a difference for cancer AGAIN this year and they contacted us! We are thrilled to partner with the Wranglers to raise awareness about men’s health and cancer issues, and to support efforts outlined in the Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Plan specific to prostate and colorectal cancer.
Please join us on Friday, May 10, 2013 in Reno, Nevada at the Atlantis for the opportunity to explore the implications of a changing health environment on cancer prevention and control while sharing the newest innovations in research and practice across the cancer continuum.
Did you know that kids get cancer too? Cancer is the #1 cause of death for children and the fourth leading cause of death for teenagers - about 4 children die in our country every day from cancer. The two most common cancers in children are leukemias and brain tumors. The average length of treatment is 2 to 5 years for kids and it isn’t easy – it affects them both physically and emotionally. In Nevada, we expect 200 kids to be diagnosed with cancer in 2012.