The Cancer Journeys Foundation Blog

By | 2016-08-23T17:19:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

What cancer survivors need to know for their Cancer Journeys by Robert Warren Hess As of this writing, I am 3 months into my 13th year as a prostate cancer survivor. I believe I may be at the very beginning of my prostate cancer recurrence, but it's too early to tell. I'm tracking my semi-annual [...]

Cycling to Stop Cancer

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

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-06-22T18:28:19+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Cancer battle plan, Cancer recurrence, Cancer walks|

"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

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

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 [...]

Racing to end Prostate Cancer…

By | 2017-06-22T18:31:36+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Autocross and Road Rally Events|

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. [...]

Sleep Helps Prevent Cancer…

By | 2017-03-23T18:11:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Cancer prevention|

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 [...]

Capt. Dennis Bohlayer – Prostate Cancer Hero

By | 2017-03-15T16:43:58+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Cancer Stories|

Capt. Dennis Bohlayer - Prostate Cancer Hero Karen and Johan Schwartz, with CJF Founder Robert Warren Hess There are more than 12 million cancer survivors living the in United States and that number is projected to grow significantly over the next decade. But there are cancer heroes among those 12 million people. Karen [...]

2017 SCOR Century Ride in Solvang, California

By | 2017-06-22T17:27:51+00:00 March 14th, 2017|cycling events|

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 [...]

Day 2 | 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

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

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 [...]

An Evening for Cancer Survivors & Caregivers

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

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 [...]

2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

By | 2017-01-26T14:46:12+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Food and Cancer|

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 [...]

Track Cycling Training – Los Angeles

By | 2017-01-22T17:32:36+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|cycling events|

Training for Masters World Track Cycling Championships - Los Angeles 2017 Robert Hess (me) in the infield of the Velosports Center at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Every year the world's best track cyclists over the age of 35 gather and compete in the world track cycling championships. For the past five years [...]

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

By | 2016-11-17T07:24:12+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Cancer prevention, Food 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 [...]

Prostate Cancer: How Ben Stiller Beat It

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

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 [...]

Gran Fondo Raises Almost $12,000 for Prostate Cancer

By | 2016-10-07T17:18:22+00:00 October 7th, 2016|cycling events|

Men's Journal Best Gran Fondo Raises Almost $12,000 for Prostate Cancer by Robert Warren Hess Named one of the best gran fondo rides in the US by Men's Journal and Bicycling Magazine, almost 500 riders rolled out of Harrisonburg, Virginia on Sunday morning, September 25th. When they returned, they had ridden 108 miles and climbed [...]

The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Was Fantastic!

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

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 [...]