Refining the patient navigation role in a colorectal cancer screening program: results from an intervention study
Have a Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr account? Join the Thanksgiving Thunderclapto support National Family History Day and encourage families to collect and act on their health histories!
DCPC Authors Lead Pediatrics Supplement
DCPC scientists led the authorship and publication of a supplemental issue to the journal Pediatrics called “Opportunities for Cancer Prevention During Early Life.” The time from before birth through age 7 is increasingly being seen as critical for lowering lifetime cancer risk. The papers suggest ways in which the public health community can help prevent cancer during early life, including research, surveillance, and prevention strategies. Watch the video introduction.
Manuscript Selected for Award
Mary White, ScD; Meredith Shoemaker, MPH; and Vicki Benard, PhD received an Honorable Mention award as part of the 2016 Aetna Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women in Public Health for a paper on cervical cancer screening. The manuscript is called “Stopping too soon: the unmet cervical cancer screening needs of older women.”
NPCR Fares Well in Data Evaluation
A report published on the accuracy of cancer registry data after a multi-year study determined that National Program of Cancer Registries data were very accurate. Ten states were evaluated in the study. Out of a total of 61,728 data elements that were reviewed, 97.3% were found to be accurate and error-free.
New Research Projects Trends in Deaths from Heart Disease and Cancer Through 2020
A new report led by DCPC author Hannah Weir, PhD, predicts that cancer will overtake heart disease as the number one cause of death in the United States by 2020. The authors used population and death data to make projections about heart disease and cancer deaths from 1969 to 2020.
Tribal Policies Help Set Smoke-Free Standard
This blog post explains how smoke-free policies were put into place by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Northeast Minnesota. Educating tribal leaders about the health costs of secondhand smoke, with cultural tradition as a foundation, was a key strategy.
New Report and Toolkit Available
The President’s Cancer Panel released a report called “Improving Cancer-Related Outcomes with Connected Health,” identifying ways to enhance access to health information, support patient-centered care and engagement, support oncology workers, and speed up progress in cancer research. Accompanying the report is a toolkit for promotion, including text for social media and ways to share the report. DCPC staff contributed to the report by providing expert input on content.
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