Archive for the ‘NCFCCC’ Category

Cancer Rates in North Central Florida

WCJB TV-20, Janauary 22, 2013
It’s a disease that translates across the globe…but has left behind a devastating trail right here in North Central Florida.
  A new study shows our area has a higher death rate for those with cancer—higher …

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State’s cancer mortality highest in North Central area

The Independent Florida Alligator, January 15, 2013
North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rate in the state, according to a recent report from a Florida Department of Health cancer control initiative.

The death rate of all cancers in …

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Report shows cancer death rates high in North Central Florida compared to state

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (January 7, 2013)— North Central Florida has the highest cancer mortality rates in the state. The recently released North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013 points to the need for cancer control efforts in our region, …

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Upcoming NCFCCC meeting to focus on community-based solutions to cancer

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla.(Nov. 14, 2012)— The rate of cancer in North Central Florida is nearly 28 percent higher than the rate for the state of Florida. To be a part of a community-based solution to this issue, join …

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New website lists local resources for cancer patients and caregivers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (July 10, 2012)— Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on the recently launched …

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Men at higher risk for prostate cancer should be well informed about screening and treatment options

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012)—Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men. The presence of risk factors in men should guide screening and treatment options, according to Dr. Johannes Vieweg, MD, of the …

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Talk on prostate screenings is Wednesday

Gainesville Sun, February 28, 2012
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently downgraded the effectiveness of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test in preventing prostate cancer deaths, but that has been met with some protest.

The North Central Florida Cancer Control

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Prostate cancer screening recommendations focus of upcoming event

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2012)—The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) will be hosting its 2012 Kickoff on Wednesday, February 29. Guest speaker, Dr. Johannes Vieweg, MD, will present on “Prostate Cancer: Current Screening Policy Debates …

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Local organization shares new cancer-related resources

WellFlorida News Release
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (June 14, 2011)—The North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC) is providing new tools and resources for healthcare providers, and cancer patients, survivors, families and their caregivers through the organization’s website at

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