- Article summary: Lung Cancer Survivors May Feel Blame
- Causes and disparities in death rates among urban American Indian and Alaska Native populations
- Use and effectiveness of quitlines versus Web-based tobacco cessation interventions among 4 state tobacco control programs
- A process evaluation of the Alaska Native Colorectal Cancer Family Outreach Program
Cancer Institute Debuts New Patient Navigation Tool
The George Washington (GW) University Cancer Institute, a DCPC grantee, has developed the Patient Navigation Barriers and Outcomes Tool (PN-BOT). This free data entry, data management, and reporting product is designed for oncology patient navigation programs. They can use the PN-BOT to document, track, and generate simple reports on information such as patient volume, patient demographic profiles, cancer treatment profiles, timeliness of cancer care, barriers to care, navigator caseload and time, navigation services provided, and patient outcomes.
CDC's Inside Knowledge Campaign Kicks Off Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with Targeted Provider Outreach
In conjunction with Gynecologic and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, CDC's Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer Campaign is boosting efforts to reach women and their health care providers. CDC is placing ads on the Journal of the American Medical Association network Web sites urging providers to ensure that women know the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer. Additionally, a message from Inside Knowledge will be included in a Medscape e-mail to more than 25,000 providers. It will highlight the campaign's resources for women and encourage providers to earn continuing education credit with the Gynecologic Cancer Curriculum.
CDC Scientists Review Research and Resources on Skin Cancer Prevention
Recently, DCPC authors were invited to submit a review to the journalSeminars in Oncology Nursing, which provides reviews on topics of interest to oncology nurses, with an eye toward information that specifically relates to them and their patients. Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Its Impact on Skin Cancer Risk provides an overview of ultraviolet (UV) radiation as a risk factor for skin cancer, information on cancer survivors' risk of skin cancer, and many links to resources to support oncology nurses and their patients. Meg Watson and Dawn Holman were DCPC authors, along with Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, a nurse and director of the Children's Melanoma Foundation.
Cancer survivors are at increased risk of additional cancers, including skin cancer, and some cancer treatments can increase the sensitivity of the skin, so UV protection and awareness of skin cancer risk is particularly important for survivors. Nurses can help support the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by educating their patients about these risks and how to reduce them.