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The latest news and research from SFCAN partners.

Overcoming Prostate Cancer Disparities in Care

Jan 11, 2022

Overcoming Prostate Cancer Disparities in Care

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) conducted focus groups with four cancer sites that have developed or are developing strategies to overcome disparities in prostate cancer care.

UCSF doctor hopes death of actor Chadwick Boseman will raise awareness as more young people diagnosed with colon cancer

Sep 1, 2020

UCSF doctor hopes death of actor Chadwick Boseman will raise awareness as more young people diagnosed with colon cancer

In recent years, colon cancer has been affecting young people at much higher rates, according to a doctor at UCSF. Fremont resident Joe Perry has been battling this cancer for 3 years. He opened up to ABC7 News about his struggle.

Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening As Communities Face And Respond To The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Playbook

Jul 1, 2020

Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening As Communities Face And Respond To The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Playbook

This resource provides an action-oriented playbook to be adopted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to align NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation to work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities.

Advancing Cancer Control in San Francisco: Cancer Screening in Under-Represented Populations

Feb 28, 2020

Advancing Cancer Control in San Francisco: Cancer Screening in Under-Represented Populations

Cancer risk and screening data are limited in their ability to inform local interventions to reduce the burden of cancer in vulnerable populations. The San Francisco Health Information National Trends Survey was developed and administered to assess the use of cancer-related information among under-represented populations in San Francisco to provide baseline data for the San Francisco Cancer Initiative.

Quality Improvement Update: Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvements

Jan 10, 2020

Quality Improvement Update: Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvements

Increasing colorectal cancer screening in San Francisco.

Get Your Rear in Gear 2019

Sep 10, 2019

Get Your Rear in Gear 2019

This year Team SFCAN CrC Misfits raised almost four thousand dollars for the Colon Cancer Coalition at the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in the beautiful Presidio in San Francisco.

Berkeley City Council To Introduce Ordinance Prohibiting the Citywide Sale of Menthol and All-Flavored Tobacco Products

Dec 18, 2018

Berkeley City Council To Introduce Ordinance Prohibiting the Citywide Sale of Menthol and All-Flavored Tobacco Products

Following the lead of San Francisco, Richmond, Beverly Hills, Santa Cruz, and Alameda, Berkeley is poised to become the next U.S. city to prohibit the sale of menthol and all flavored tobacco products CITYWIDE.

SF says ‘no’ to big tobacco, approves flavored tobacco ban

Jun 5, 2018

SF says ‘no’ to big tobacco, approves flavored tobacco ban

San Francisco residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and vape liquids, in what is seen nationally as a blow to the tobacco industry.

Patient COUNTS project receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Funding to Improve Patient Navigation

May 16, 2018

Patient COUNTS project receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Funding to Improve Patient Navigation

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded Tung Nguyen, MD, and Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD, a three-year, $750k grant for a project named Patient COUNTS.

At Annual Symposium Abundant Life Health Ministries Shifts Focus to Disparities in Cancer Care

Sep 9, 2017

At Annual Symposium Abundant Life Health Ministries Shifts Focus to Disparities in Cancer Care

On September 9th, a group of dedicated church health ministry leaders from around the Bay Area gathered at the UCSF Mission Bay campus for the 10th Annual Abundant Life Health Ministries Symposium.

New Study Reveals Longer Follow-Up Time for Asian American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Aug 24, 2017

New Study Reveals Longer Follow-Up Time for Asian American Women After Abnormal Mammogram

Asian American women are less likely to receive timely follow-up treatment after an abnormal mammogram compared to white women, according to a new study.

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

Jul 13, 2017

San Francisco's Flavored Tobacco Law Rooted in Years of Advocacy Work

When San Francisco’s new flavored tobacco ordinance goes into effect next spring, it will be the strongest law in the country limiting the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products.