The latest news and research from SFCAN partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 5, 2017
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
Jun 19, 2017
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.
Jun 12, 2017
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.
May 17, 2017
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.
Dec 13, 2016
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.
Nov 15, 2016
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.