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About Robert Hess

Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army - they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. 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 |2017-11-10T11:57:46-08:00November 10th, 2017|Cancer prevention, prostate cancer detection|2 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 |2017-10-16T08:05:25-08:00October 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 [...]

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 |2017-10-03T08:02:19-08:00October 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 |2017-08-18T11:03:21-08:00August 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 |2017-05-31T07:54:17-08:00May 31st, 2017|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

Racing to end Prostate Cancer…

Racing to end Prostate Cancer... I'm pretty excited. Today is my first SCCA ProSolo autocross event. It's a head-to-head time trial through a cone course with cars running parallel course. This is my cancer awareness MX-5 car going through tech inspection yesterday. This is almost the color of my branch (Armor) during my Army Career. [...]

By |2018-02-21T10:25:30-08:00April 4th, 2017|Autocross and Road Rally Events|0 Comments

Sleep Helps Prevent Cancer…

Sleep Helps Prevent Cancer... Studies in recent years have identified a relationship between lack of sleep and some of the top cancers in the United States: breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. Research also suggests that people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing any type of cancer. Photo courtesy of Providence.org [...]

By |2018-02-21T10:25:46-08:00March 23rd, 2017|Cancer prevention|0 Comments

2017 SCOR Century Ride in Solvang, California

The 2017 SCOR Century Ride in Solvang, California 3,000 cyclists made the annual pilgrimage to Solvang, California for the annual SCOR Solvang Century ride. This was my fourth year riding Solvang but my first year at the event representing the Cancer Journeys Foundation's prostate cancer awareness project. First, let me give you my thoughts about the [...]

By |2018-02-21T10:26:09-08:00March 14th, 2017|cycling events|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 |2017-06-22T18:20:54-08:00January 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 |2017-01-26T22:34:26-08:00January 26th, 2017|Cancer Survivorship|0 Comments

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Day 0 - 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium I'm here in San Diego for this year's Cancer Survivorship Symposium. It looks like a very good agenda and I'm looking forward to learning things that we can share with the survivor community. Size (Weight) Matters! I was reading the latest issue of Cure magazine and research continues to [...]

By |2018-02-21T10:26:23-08:00January 26th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Food and Cancer|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 |2016-11-17T07:24:12-08:00November 17th, 2016|Cancer prevention, Food and Cancer|0 Comments