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NCC works with UNR Public Health to learn more about Black women and breast cancer screening
08 August, 2023
Over the past year NCC has been working with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health to learn more about perceptions, behaviors, and…
Knowing family history can be vital for reducing cancer risk
07 July, 2023
Recently, NCC’s Valerie Martinez, our Southern Nevada Outreach Coordinator, underwent genetic testing to determine if she had the BRCA gene mutation…
Nevada Legislature building
Legislature wraps with wins and losses for cancer control
07 July, 2023
We are thrilled to share that the bill NCC had worked on for several years is now a law thanks to efforts during the 82nd Nevada Legislature, which…
Reflections from 2023's ONS Congress
05 May, 2023
It’s been nearly a month since NCC’s nurse navigator Amy Thompson and executive director Cari Herington returned from San Antonio, Texas where…
Sunburn and peeling skin on a woman's shoulders
Skin cancer continues to be most common cancer in Nevada, U.S.
05 May, 2023
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in Nevada than all other cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. This year…
UNR Skin Clinic students and physicians
Success Story: Dermatology Students Embrace Sun Smart Initiatives to Expand Program Reach
04 April, 2023
NCC has been working with medical students from University of Nevada's Las Vegas and Reno campuses for a number of years, especially when it comes…
lung cancer screening in a low dose CT machine
Debbie Anderson: Lung Cancer HERO
03 March, 2023
Nevada Cancer Coalition Board Member Debbie Anderson is in Washington D.C. serving as a lung cancer HERO. We're sharing this story that she shared…
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Colorectal Cancer Screening More Than Just a Colonoscopy
02 February, 2023
The message from major health organizations is clear: if you’re 45 or older it’s time to get screened for colorectal cancer. For many, that brings…
Nevada Legislature building
Nonprofits Plan Cancer Day at the Legislature March 1
02 February, 2023
Nevada’s lawmakers on Wednesday, March 1 will get to walk through an inflatable colon, explore a pair of jumbo-sized lungs, and see the Mammovan…
Georgia Cancer Summit
Takeaways from the Georgia Cancer Summit
02 February, 2023
By Kristen Hackbarth, NCC Communications Director For those who aren’t aware, I work for Nevada Cancer Coalition from afar – in Atlanta, Georgia…
Cari and Lily at Sun Smart Nevada outreach event
New Board and Staff Join Nevada Cancer Coalition
02 February, 2023
Nevada Cancer Coalition in February welcomed three new members to the nonprofit’s board of directors and hired Lily Helzer as its incoming Cancer…
Radon Test Kit
Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for radon
01 January, 2023
University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits through February Submitted by University of Nevada, Reno Extension January is…