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Save the Date: 5 Things you Need to Know Now to Get Healthier and Help Prevent Cancer

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This roundtable event is intended to raise awareness, based on expert thinking, among interested stakeholders of healthy habits and cancer prevention.

GE Healthcare’s #GetFit social media initiative is aimed at promoting health and fitness goals and raising awareness of the impact of healthy lifestyles and fitness on cancer prevention. As it enters its third week, many participants are asking what other long-term strategies can be implemented to get healthier and help prevent cancer.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008,* with lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer the biggest killers. About 30% of cancer deaths are due to the five leading behavioral and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, alcohol use. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 13.1 million deaths in 2030.*

On June 24, 2 p.m. EST (1pm CST), a panel of academic, physician and communications experts will gather in an open virtual roundtable, to discuss issues relating to healthy habits, cancer prevention and the correlation between the two. The roundtable will be webcast, and you are invited to listen in, ask questions and participate in the afternoon’s proceedings.

GE Healthcare & American Cancer Society Virtual Roundtable: “Owning your health: 5 things you need to know now to get healthier and help prevent cancer”

June 24, 2 pm EST (1 pm CST).

Speakers:
• Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity, American Cancer Society
• Alpa Patel, PhD, Strategic Director, Cancer Prevention Study – 3 at the American Cancer Society
Jeff Hersh, PhD, MD, RAC, Senior Medical Director at GE Healthcare

Duration: 1 hour (45-minute online discussion with a 15-minute Q&A)

This roundtable event is intended to raise awareness, based on expert thinking, among interested stakeholders of healthy habits and cancer prevention. The event is also meant to identify issues in areas that could lead to potential discussion topics and strategy insights for GEHC Public Affairs and the GE Works Cancer Campaign.

Register your participation HERE

Once registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with login details.

References
* – http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/index.html
 

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#GetFit is a competition to help you make small changes in your everyday life that can improve your health and reduce the likelihood of certain cancers by sharing your healthy choices daily via social media.