We believe cancer prevention should start long before the first screening appointment. The Ralph Lauren Center works to improve community understanding about cancer risks and prevention by reaching out to individuals, community leaders, community groups and religious institutions in and around Harlem.
Our programs include:
• Community lecture series
• Screening events
• Health fair presentations
• Coalition building
• Advocacy events
To find out more about our programs, please e-mail Lisa Pfail, Director of Patient Navigation, or call (212) 987-1777
Arm yourself with the latest information about cancer at these helpful Web sites:
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. The Web site supplies information for patients, survivors and health professionals.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
This is the first and largest organization dedicated solely to clinical and/or genetic research in breast cancer. Their mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. A minimum of 85 percent of all funds raised goes directly to breast cancer research grants and awareness programs. On their Web site, find answers to frequently asked questions as well as a list of helpful resources for both men and women.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Since 1884, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has been dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of cancer. Their dedicated team of professionals is committed to providing the best cancer care anywhere. Find out everything about this leading cancer care center at this Web site.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. This government site of the National Cancer Program presents information on all kinds of cancer.
Susan G. Komen Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. On their Web site, find cancer news, information, survivors’ stories and tools, including videos about breast self-examination.