Author Archives: Busola Afolabi

New Report: Nearly 200,000 Cancer Deaths among African Americans Avoided

There is some good news to report in the effort to reduce cancer deaths among African Americans in the United States. According to the 2013-2014 edition of Cancer Facts and Figures for African Americans, nearly 200,000 deaths from cancer among … Continue reading

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Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death among Hispanics

Cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics according to the newly released Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics and Latinos. While cancer incidence and death rates have declined among US Hispanics during the time … Continue reading

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Stories of Cancer Survival, Faith and Hair at the Essence Music Festival

Sue Hunter and her sister stopped by the American Cancer Society’s exhibition booth at this year’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans to take a picture and pick up some giveaways, but she left us with a gift too – … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black Music…With More Birthdays

What do black music and the American Cancer Society have in common? As an African American woman (and a lover of music), in my opinion, it’s the opportunity to bring the cancer awareness and prevention message to a community with … Continue reading

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Surviving Cancer, Creating a Network – A Journey from Fear to Action in the African American Community

Valarie Worthy, a registered nurse and treatment navigator at Duke University’s Duke Cancer Institute, is one of nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the U.S.   Given her medical training and professional background, she admits “you would think one would be … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Gets Boost from CDC’s Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest quit-smoking advertising campaign experienced success, and we felt it too over here at the American Cancer Society.  On the days following the launch of the CDC’s  “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign, calls to the American … Continue reading

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Racing in the Pink Chevy

On Friday September 2nd, I was at the Atlanta Motor Speedway bright and early for an exciting event – Chevy invited about 30 breast cancer survivors/American Cancer Society volunteers to ride in the breast cancer awareness/American Cancer Society themed pace cars … Continue reading

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