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2012-12-08 05:01:20

New COO looks to broaden CPIC's revenue base. FREMONT, CALIF. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Reed Goertler, an executive with a strong background in research administration, has joined the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) as its new Chief Operations Officer. In addition to being responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization´s administrative functions, Mr. Goertler will be looking at ways to broaden the organization´s revenue base and to add complementary...

2011-02-15 11:58:00

Rates are higher among US-born than non-US-born Hispanic men FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Thirty-year-old Pedro Espinosa's chances of developing liver cancer just skyrocketed. Born in the United States and of Hispanic descent, Pedro falls into a category of men in California whose liver cancer rates have nearly doubled over the past two decades, according to a recent study. Scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have found that...

2010-10-21 17:33:00

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $2.6 million grant to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). The award, which is part of a larger collaborative grant, supports CPIC's study of body size and cancer risk within the California Teachers Study, one of the largest longitudinal studies of women's health. The California Teachers Study has been following more than 133,000 female teachers in California since 1995 to...

2010-06-28 14:28:00

FREMONT, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark study, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have discovered a startling 19.6-year gap in life expectancy between poor black men and affluent Asian women. According to the research, Asian females with the highest socioeconomic status had a life expectancy of 84.9 years, whereas the life expectancy for African-American males of the lowest socioeconomic status was 65.3 years. These results come...

2010-03-20 11:05:00

Critical avenues to prevent cancer overlooked; immigrant women at high risk of death from breast cancer WASHINGTON, DC -- Although Asian Americans have long been portrayed as a "model minority" with few major problems, data released online today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) reveal that distinct groups of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) differ widely in death and disease rates, including from breast cancer and other conditions such as...

2010-03-18 14:34:00

Data Challenges Myth About Population Traditionally Thought Not Affected U.S.-Born Chinese And Filipino Women And U.S.- And Foreign-Born Japanese Women Have Highest Rates In California FREMONT, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) released the results of a study of breast cancer in Asian women which examined their cancer rates by ethnicity, age and immigrant status. The findings challenge the notion that...

2010-03-01 13:58:00

STANFORD, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, has been appointed director of cancer education and community partnership for the Stanford Cancer Center and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California. Rhoads, who will continue to serve as an assistant professor of surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, brings to the newly created position a combination of specialized clinical and research training, along with unique experience as a community...

2010-02-17 12:13:00

New Name Highlights Mission: To Prevent Cancer and to Reduce Its Burden Where It Cannot Yet Be Prevented FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the only organization in the country dedicated solely to cancer prevention research, the Northern California Cancer Center has changed its name to the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC). The new name immediately communicates the organization's critical mission to prevent cancer and reflects its service to the entire...

2010-01-14 13:00:00

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE DISCONTINUES CANCER INFORMATION SERVICE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a result of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) decision to discontinue the Cancer Information Service (CIS) Partnership Program throughout the United States, beginning January 14, 2010, the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC) will no longer coordinate the program in California. Since 1993, NCCC brought the most recent news and cancer...

2009-12-03 12:37:00

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released findings today from one of the largest studies to date on passive smoking and breast cancer in women conducted by the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC). Study data revealed that women who never smoked cigarettes and who were exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke over a lifetime--especially during adulthood--had a significantly increased breast cancer risk later in...