Video Tour: 8 Ways to a Healthier Weight – and Lower Risk of Cancer

Take a quick video tour of the latest from our 8IGHT WAYS series: 8IGHT WAYS to a Healthier Weight – and Lower Risk of Cancer.  Whether you’re looking to maintain your weight or lose a few pounds, this new guide is filled with simple, useful, and brief tips to help you on your way.  Find it, […]

Buder Center 8 Ways Brochure Series

This past fall, PECaD dedicated resources to creating and updating the 8 Ways to Reduce Cancer brochure series for the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Studies. PECaD’s partnership with the Buder Center has grown tremendously within the past few years. In feedback PECaD received from community members was a lack of educational information for […]

New 8ight Ways brochures in Large Print and Vietnamese

In spring 2017, the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) expanded the 8ight Ways brochure series to include large print versions and Vietnamese editions of each brochure. With these two projects, PECaD hopes to provide cancer prevention education and information to new subgroups in the St. Louis region. PECaD recognizes the need to be […]

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe Promotes Physical Activity Through a Program of Traditional Dance

National Public Radio aired a really nice piece yesterday about a fitness program developed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of northern Idaho that focusses on traditional American Indian dance.  With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program uses exercise classes and a series of fitness videos based on powwow dances to get tribal […]

Doubling Down on Prevention: Heart Disease & Cancer’s Shared Risk Factors

Even in parts of the country experiencing an early thaw, winter starts to feel a bit long by the end of February.  The days are still short. The temps are still low. And the trees are still mostly bare.  Yet, even amidst all that, we can still take heart.  Not just because we’re about to […]

Cancer Missed Factors: Many People Unaware of Key Behaviors That Can Lower Cancer Risk

A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that a large percentage of the United States population remains confused about which lifestyle factors increase the risk of cancer and which do not. While a large majority of the public knows that smoking and sun exposure increase cancer risk, only 50 percent […]

PECaD Translating 8ight Ways Materials

October 2016 PECaD is excited to announce the completion of the 8 Ways translation project. In fall 2015, PECaD began translating the 8 Ways brochures into Spanish and Bosnian. Each 8 Ways brochure highlights tips to reduce a person’s risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, staying healthy before cancer, and tips to stay healthy after […]

With Breast Cancer in the News – A Brief Primer on Screening and Prevention

by Katy Henke Breast cancer is back in the headlines this week with the announcement by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (Missouri) that she has been diagnosed with the disease following a routine mammogram. Because such news coverage can raise questions about current breast cancer screening guidelines and the steps women can take to prevent the disease, […]

Taking Steps to Stay Healthy After Cancer (Infographic)

by Katy Henke Whether you have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are post-treatment, it’s almost never too early to start thinking about your health after cancer. With the help of your doctor, these 8 “ways” can be your guide. Begin with one or two and work your way toward accomplishing each. Your […]

8 Ways to Lower Colon Cancer Risk in One Simple Graphic

by Katy Henke Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. The good news is that 75 percent of cases could be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. These eight simple tips can help you lower your colon cancer risk and improve your overall health (PDF). For more information and prevention tips, […]

(Video) 8 Ways to Prevent Cancer (and A Bunch of Other Diseases)

As part of our 8 Ways to Prevent Cancer campaign, the Siteman Cancer Center and the Cancer News in Context team produced a series of videos focusing on practical information and useful tips about each “way.” This is the first in the series, featuring CNiC’s Dr. Kate Wolin. Simple tips.  Big benefits.

6 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

Ask women what they think is the biggest threat to their health, and most will answer “breast cancer.”  And even though lung cancer and heart disease kill more women each year, their concern is well placed.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the US — about 230,000 American women are diagnosed […]

Priorities for prevention: breast cancer survivors

With over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US today, a question raised by several poster presentations at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium included the endpoint for studies of breast cancer survivors. For example, in a study by Jones and colleagues (poster PD08-03) studied 9766 women with early stage hormone receptor positive […]

Finding the key to health as a cancer survivor: a new 8 ways

For a long time, the CNiC team has talked about 8 ways you can prevent cancer. This week, we’re proud to announce our 8 ways to stay healthy AFTER cancer. With over 12 million cancer survivors in the US alone, addressing the chronic health needs of cancer survivors is a priority. Readers will notice that […]

Finding the key to health as a cancer survivor: a new 8 ways

For a long time, the CNiC team has talked about 8 ways you can prevent cancer. This week, we’re proud to announce our 8 ways to stay healthy AFTER cancer. With over 12 million cancer survivors in the US alone, addressing the chronic health needs of cancer survivors is a priority. Readers will notice that […]

Regular care improves cancer prevention

In a recent study, Karen Emmons and Colleagues evaluate colorectal cancer screening behaviors among 695 low-income, multiethnic adults aged 50 years and over who were primarily insured (97%). Provider’s recommendation was significantly associated with being up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. Provider’s understanding of patient’s social context was assessed by how well participants felt that their […]

Cancer Prevention Works

The recent Annual Report to the Nation featuring colon cancer trends ( highlights the success of prevention in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined. In the US, an estimated […]

Worksite wellness and occupational health assessment saves lives

Comprehensive worksite health promotion addressing occupational health issues, smoking cessation, diet and activity has shown a reduction in cancer risk in blue-collar workers (Sorensen et al. Cancer Causes and Control. 2002). If these results were applied in all similar settings then we would see a substantial reduction in lung cancer in the coming years. See: […]

“8 Ways to Prevent Cancer” – Talk at Sydney University

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH had the privilege to give a talk this afternoon at Sydney University, Australia, on “8 Ways to Prevent Cancer.” The talk detailed the evidence behind, and multi-layered issues involved in, cancer prevention efforts. Dr. Colditz’s slides from the talk (link).