Navigation Links
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Sponsors Free Community Skin Cancer Screening at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Date:2/19/2009

DANVILLE, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 5, 2009, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center will offer a free skin cancer screening at its Summit Campus, located at 3100 Summit Street, Oakland, CA, 94609. This community cancer screening is supported by a grant from Lazarex Cancer Foundation, a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit dedicated to changing the face of cancer.

With more than one million new cases of skin cancer being diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In 2009 alone, estimates are that more than 62,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, and about 8,500 will die from it.

"People can learn the early warnings signs and then check themselves and follow up on any unusual changes," says Leslie Paine, manager, Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

"Working with Markstein Cancer Services to bring this critical screening to the community, we are getting closer to our goal of changing the face of cancer by stopping cancer before it even starts," says Lazarex Cancer Foundation President Dana Dornsife.

Individuals wishing to participate in the skin cancer screening must make an appointment by contacting the Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at 510.869.8833.

About Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Lazarex Cancer Foundation provides resources for cancer patients who've been told they have no other options, but who are not yet done with their journey in life and refuse to give up now. We help patients with financial assistance to defray the costs associated with participation in FDA clinical trials. Additionally, we help patients navigate their clinical trial options and provide community education and outreach services. We build a bridge to hope, life and dignity for cancer patients and their families and we believe that together we can change the face of cancer. To learn more, contact us at 925.820.4517 or 877.866.9523 or visit lazarexfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lazarex Cancer Foundation Sponsors Community Colorectal Cancer Screening at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
2. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
3. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
4. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
5. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
6. Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
7. Radiologists encouraged to look beyond cancer for clinically unseen diseases
8. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
9. Immune deficiency linked to a type of eye cancer
10. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
11. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority in ... and patient safety. Only a few hospitals and facilities have earned this distinction. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input ... JMIR Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate that ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media ... centers and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat ... the announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... Fitness Camp (PFC) and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing announced today the launch of ... headquarters of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego. , Chopra FIT ... development, a healthy lifestyle, or mental and physical healing. The week-long wellness program combines ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that ... set up in 2006 as a non-profit organization to unite pharmaceutical and healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... QUEBEC CITY , Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... key US patents for improving the accuracy, reproducibility ... CD images in long and small bone orthopaedic ... proprietary approach to creating personalized orthopaedic restorations based ... create personalized orthopaedic restorations, the company harnesses the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  A new study ... that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic ... the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death. ... M.D., and Zankhana Mehta , M.D., authored the ... on chronic opioid therapy. The study was published in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Information products and services provider ... Scopus , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of ... for journals from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics ... to and when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: