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About Robert Hess

Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO and senior executive coach and advisor, startup company advisor, race car driver, bicycle racer, helicopter pilot, adventurer, and cancer advocate. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer

Agent Orange and Prostate Cancer Today is Veteran's Day observed in 2017, and prostate cancer is one of the war's last legacies. Agent Orange was one of several "rainbow herbicides" deployed in Vietnam, but Agent Orange was the most dangerous because of its use of TCDD (tetrachlorodibenso-P-dioxin). More than 2.5 million U.S. service personnel [...]

By | 2017-11-10T11:57:46+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Cancer prevention, prostate cancer detection|0 Comments

NCI-funded TMIST trial to compare 2-D and 3-D mammography is open

NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first randomized trial to compare two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is now open for enrollment. The study was developed by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and the National Cancer [...]

By | 2017-10-16T08:05:25+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Cancer trials|0 Comments

A Masters Track Cycling World Championship Ride for Cancer Survivors

2017 Masters World Track Cycling Championships - Velosports Center, Los Angeles Well, my ride day at this year's masters championships finally hit and I had the opportunity to compete against 11 other riders in the 500 meter time trial for my age group. If you've been following me on Facebook, you know that this [...]

By | 2017-11-12T11:25:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Cancer Survivorship, cycling events|0 Comments

2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

The 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo a Great Success By Robert Hess The volunteers arrived well before dawn Sunday morning, October 1st, to set up registration and breakfast for the 600 riders who would be part of the 7th Edition of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Dawn broke with the [...]

By | 2017-10-03T08:02:19+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer Events, cycling events|0 Comments

Cycling to Stop Cancer

Cycling to End Cancer One of my jobs here at the Cancer Journeys Foundation is to raise awareness of the need to support America's 15+ million cancer survivors. One of the ways I do that is through my weekly cycling program, on the road and in the velodrome. This year I'm thrilled to be [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:03:21+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Cancer battle plan, cycling events|0 Comments

“CJ” the Cancer Survivor Mascot Visits Italy . . .

"CJ," the Cancer Journeys Foundation Mascot, Visits Italy . . . I'm a 15-year cancer survivor and after I realized that I was going to survive past my treatment period and hit my 'new normal,' I began to think about what I could do to help other cancer survivors. I hope that some of the things [...]

3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer

3 Key Factors in Preventing Breast Cancer Almost 320,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017 and 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. That's the bad news. The good news is that simple changes can prevent one third of these cancers: being active, not drinking alcohol, and [...]

By | 2017-05-31T07:54:17+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

Day 2 | 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium | Day 2 These are long days, but worth every minute. The conference begins at 7 am each morning and ends at 6:30 pm. And every day is a virtual firehose of valuable information from a group a talented and dedicated medical professionals working hard every day to improve the cancer [...]

By | 2017-06-22T18:20:54+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Cancer Survivorship|0 Comments

An Evening for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium - a Cancer Survivor Evening I just finished an evening session with five very dedicated cancer professionals talking to a room full of cancer survivors and caregivers about the issues that are challenging us. I thought I would share some of my key takeaways in bullet form... Young cancer survivors often [...]

By | 2017-01-26T22:34:26+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Cancer Survivorship|0 Comments

Day 1 of the AICR Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Cancer

25th Annual American Institute for Cancer Research Conference I just finished the first day of the AICR's annual cancer conference. This is a unique conference because it brings together medical science and nutritional science with a focus on preventing cancer. Prevention is an incredibly important issue for the 12.5 million cancer survivors in the United States [...]

By | 2016-11-17T07:24:12+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Cancer prevention, Food and Cancer|0 Comments

Prostate Cancer: How Ben Stiller Beat It

Talking about a cancer diagnosis is tough. Talking about prostate cancer for men is really tough. But talking about protate cancer when you are a public figure in the prime of your career is off the charts scary. And courageous! So, a huge "Thank You" to Ben Stiller for taking the time to write an [...]

By | 2016-11-04T13:15:55+00:00 October 11th, 2016|prostate cancer detection|0 Comments

The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Was Fantastic!

The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for Prostate Cancer Awareness is in the Record Books by Robert Warren Hess The last Sunday saw the completion of the 6th annual Alpine Loop Gran Fondo for prostate cancer awareness. Over 500 cyclists visited Harrisonburg, Virginia for this year's gran fondo. And, for the 6th straight year, the [...]

By | 2017-06-22T17:07:20+00:00 September 30th, 2016|cycling events|0 Comments

An Improvement on the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer Presence

The detection of primary malignant circulating prostate cells; their significance and clinical utility by Robert Warren Hess One of the major challenges for medical science and physicians in dealing with prostate cancer is determining whether or not a specific prostate cancer is malignant - aggressive - or benign. The state of the prostate cancer makes all [...]

By | 2016-08-30T12:13:25+00:00 August 30th, 2016|prostate cancer detection|0 Comments