Economic Evaluation of CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program (article summary)
Inside Knowledge Resources for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout January, CDC's Inside Knowledge campaign is increasing efforts to inform women about cervical cancer risks, screening tests, and prevention. Initiatives include a video public service announcement featuring actress Cote de Pablo describing her cervical cancer scare, and ads on sites including Google, YouTube, and Facebook.
You can share information about cervical cancer by encouraging women in your networks to take the new Inside Knowledge cervical cancer quiz, posting the new Facebook and Twitter graphics featuring quotes from cervical cancer survivors, and sharing a link to updated fact sheets. Or you may order free print materials.
New Bring Your Brave CME
DCPC is pleased to announce an online continuing medical education (CME) opportunity and new Web pages and resources for health care providers as part of the Bring Your Brave campaign to educate young women and health care providers on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk. Provided by Medscape, LLC, clinicians and nurses can earn CME credit, learn about tools to help detect early-onset breast and ovarian cancer, and get guidance on how to identify—and communicate more effectively with—women who may be at an increased risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
Cancer Conference Abstracts and Registration Open
The 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, August 14–16, 2017 in Atlanta, is now open for registration and abstract submission. This two-day event is an excellent opportunity to network, collaborate, build new relationships, and strengthen existing ones with leaders in cancer control.
Use of Standard Cancer Checklists for Central Nervous System Tumors
In November, DCPC's Sandy Jones attended the annual meeting of the Society of Neuro-Oncologists. CDC, the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States, and College of American Pathologists (CAP) presented the CAP eCC (electronic cancer checklists), which makes population-based collection of cancer pathology and biomarkers easier.
Dr. Gery Guy Wins President's Award
CDC scientist Gery Guy, PhD, MPH, was given a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Gery was one of 102 recipients of the award, which is the highest honor for this group given by the U.S. government.
New Research on Cancer in the Rural United States
DCPC's Cheryll Thomas, MSPH, and Greta Massetti, PhD co-authored papers that that appeared as Surveillance Summary supplements to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
- The first paper, "Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas—United States, 1999–2014," showed that deaths among people younger than 80 from several leading causes, including cancer, were higher in rural areas than in cities. State-level data are available.
- The second study, "Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States," put forward ideas for preventing and controlling cancer and other leading causes of death.