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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

This resource provides an action-oriented playbook to be adopted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to align NCCRT members,

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

Increasing colorectal cancer screening in San Francisco.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010–2016

The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between depictions of smoking in the movies and the initiation of smoking among young persons

Get Well Wednesday: Why Menthol Cigarettes Are So Dangerous To Your Health

African-Americans, who, when compared to the general population, are disproportionately burdened by tobacco. 45,000 African-Americans die unnecessarily due to smoking tobacco. 80% of African-American smokers smoke menthol cigarettes.

Flavored tobacco products target young people, African Americans

Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death. We should do everything we can to protect young people and fight the social injustices brought on by the tobacco industry. That’s why Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa County are considering restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.

Eating Right and Exercising Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence

Colon cancer patients who have a healthy body weight, exercise regularly and eat a diet high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables have a significantly lower risk of cancer recurrence or death, according to a research team led by UC San Francisco investigators.

Community-based Health Outreach Increases Chinese-American Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Education by community-based non-professional health workers significantly increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates among mostly non-English-speaking, older Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Broad New Partnership Launches Plan to Reduce Cancer in San Francisco

A group that includes UC San Francisco (UCSF), the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), and health care and community organizations has launched the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN), a major public health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco.

San Francisco Cancer Initiative 2020

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