Dialogue Blog

2017 Speaker Blogs

Leading up to the 2017 conference, several Dialogue speakers will be talking about their work to improve cancer screening and prevention in monthly blog posts.

We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to better educate, screen and treat women along the Texas-Mexico border. Read about this project in our latest blog:

 No woman should die of cervical cancer Jan. 19, 2017

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country.  Read more

 

Past articles

2016

 21st Century Cures Act: Where are we now? Apr. 11, 2016

On April 6th the Prevent Cancer Foundation kicked off our annual Dialogue for Action™, bringing together community health leaders, government staff, oncologists, researchers, and advocates to discuss issues of cancer prevention, screening and early detection. Read more


Join Dr. Kristi Funk, breast surgeon to the stars, at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Dialogue for Action® Mar. 22, 2016

While I’m known for caring for some high-profile patients such as Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, my career goal is to ensure that all women, regardless of circumstance or ability to pay, are receiving high-quality breast cancer prevention, screening and treatment. Read more


A Multi-State Coalition is formed at the 2015 Dialogue for Action® Feb. 18, 2016

Roy J. Duhé, Ph.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Associate Director for Cancer Education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Read more

 

2015

Cervical cancer screening technology comes to Rwanda Nov. 19, 2015

What do a cancer researcher from New York City and a CEO from a biotech firm in Israel have in common? Read more


Looking towards the 2016 Dialogue for Action® conference Jul. 22, 2015

Next year’s “can’t miss” Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening will take place April 6 – 8, 2016, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Read more


Technology and health disparities Apr. 16, 2015

Minorities and other underserved or vulnerable communities have often experienced both concentrated poverty and isolation from knowledge and resources, and thus we see higher rates of cancer incidences and deaths than from other populations. Read more


Highlights from Day 3 Apr. 25, 2015

The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. Read more


Highlights from Day 2 Apr. 24, 2015

President and founder, Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé opened the conference today by highlighting the recent public figures who spoke publicly about taking preventative measures and getting screened on cancer prevention and early detection, including Taylor Swift, Angelina Joli-Pitt and Rita Wilson. Read more


Highlights from Day 1 Apr. 23, 2015

The 2015 Dialogue for Action® conference on cancer screening started out with a bang. Read more

 

2014

Claudia Henschke to speak at 2014 Dialogue for Action® Jan. 10, 2014

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is excited to announce that Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., will speak on “Lung Cancer Screening: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at the 2014 Dialogue for Action®: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening. Read more


Best ever Dialogue for Action®! Mar. 25, 2014

The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 2014 Dialogue for Action® conference gathering a diverse group of cancer screening stakeholders from 33 states and the District of Columbia, 9 American Indian/Alaska tribes and organizations, Japan and Israel. Read more