Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is pleased to announce the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network (Network) as a new cancer control initiative in the commonwealth. The Network is designed to educate the public about colorectal, prostate, ovarian and all types of skin cancers. In 2006, colorectal, prostate, ovarian and melanoma of the skin cancers accounted for approximately 30 percent of invasive cancers diagnosed in Pennsylvania, which is why the Department has undertaken this initiative.
Free, community-based education focused on the importance of cancer prevention and early detection is now available in all 67 counties. Presentations are arranged to fit your schedule and can range from brief 20 minute lectures to expanded seminars addressing one or more of these cancers. The ultimate goal of the Network is reduce the number of deaths from colorectal, prostate, ovarian and skin cancers in Pennsylvania.
The Erie County Department of Health is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is available to present one or more of the Network programs in your community.
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Janet Vogt, MPH, CHES
Manager, Health Education Division
Erie County Department of Health
This information is distributed by Erie County Department of Health, 606 W. 2nd Street, Erie, PA 16507, 814-451-6700, www.ecdh.org.
*The Pennsylvania Cancer Educaton Network is supported by state funding and through a grant the Department of Health receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.