Global, regional, and national cancer incidence, mortality, years of life lost, years lived with disability, and disability-adjusted life-years for 32 cancer groups, 1990 to 2015
Article summary: State of the Science on Melanoma Prevention and Screening
Study Predicts Impact of Reducing Indoor Tanning
A new study, authored by Gery Guy Jr., PhD, MPH; Yuanhui Zhang, PhD; Donatus Ekwueme, PhD, MS; Sun Hee Rim, PhD, MPH; and Meg Watson, MPH was published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The paper explored how a reduction in indoor tanning could prevent cases of melanoma and avoid cancer deaths. The study showed that restricting indoor tanning to people 18 and older could prevent 61,839 melanoma cases and 6,735 melanoma deaths, and save $342.9 million in treatment costs.
New Guide Helps Grantees Measure Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates
Guidance for Measuring Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Health System Clinics helps CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program grantees measure colorectal cancer screening rates in participating health system clinics so they can determine the program’s impact.
Grand Rounds Focuses on Cancer Genomics
CDC Grand Rounds and a corresponding article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) focused on family history and genomics. Advances in genetic testing have created new opportunities to prevent cancer by looking at family history and finding cancer-causing genetic mutations. DCPC’s Director, Dr. Lisa Richardson, made a presentation during the Grand Rounds and answered questions in Beyond the Data, and co-authored the article with DCPC’s Juan Rodriguez, Cheryll Thomas, and Dr. Greta Massetti, and Dr. Muin Khoury from the CDC Office of Public Health Genomics.
CDC-Supported Research Wins Award
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs awarded Best Research Paper of the Year to Steven Zeliadt, PhD, MPH of the University of Washington for ”Attitudes and Perceptions About Smoking Cessation in the Context of Lung Cancer Screening,” published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The project was supported by a DCPC Prevention Research Center Special Interest Project.
DCPC Leads Lung Cancer Screening Workshop
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the Proceedings of a Workshop on Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening. The workshop, which was held in June, was chaired by DCPC’s Dr. Greta Massetti. The Proceedings reports on the challenges and opportunities in developing effective lung cancer screening programs in clinical practice discussed by experts at the workshop.
DCPC Authors Publish Research Letter
A research letter in JAMA Dermatology estimates the cost of visits to the emergency room because of sunburn. In 2013, nearly 34,000 people went to the emergency room because of sunburns, at an estimated cost of more than $11 million. Young people under the age of 18 and adults ages 18 to 29 were the most frequent visitors to the emergency room because of sunburns. Dr. Gery Guy led the paper, co-authored by Meg Watson and Zahava Berkowitz.
Colorectal Cancer Screening CME Updated
CDC’s Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality continuing education activity has been updated to reflect the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's latest recommendation. The course provides guidance and tools for primary care physicians and endoscopists on the optimal ways to implement screening for colorectal cancer to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit.