June 25, 2015

Cancer’s Connection to Alcohol Use Explored in Free Webinar

Coalition members are invited to register for a free webinar called “Cancer – What’s Alcohol Use Got to Do With It?” from 2:30-4 p.m. EST July 7.

Presenters include S. Jane Henley, MSPH, Cancer Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control; Dafna Kanny, PhD, Alcohol Program, CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Amy Ann Moore, Ingham County Health Department; and Ena Wanliss, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

Evidence shows that alcohol consumption can be directly attributed to cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, colon-rectum, liver, and breast. While significant links exist between alcohol and cancer, alcohol use is often overlooked as a risk factor for cancer and alcohol control efforts are not given proper focus in the context of cancer prevention.

Community behavioral healthcare providers can be important partners in state cancer control efforts by educating clients with risky behaviors about the linkages between alcohol use and cancer and healthy behaviors that reduce cancer risk. This webinar will provide information on the linkage between alcohol use and cancer, and discuss ways that primary care and mental health treatment providers can collaboratively address alcohol use and cancer using an integrated care approach.

During this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Cancer risk associated with alcohol use
  • Evidence-based strategies to prevent and address alcohol use
  • Key role that community mental health, addiction provider organizations, and comprehensive cancer control programs can play in preventing and addressing alcohol use

Register here.

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