May 14-20 is National Women’s Health Week
DCPC offers a host of resources for women’s wellness and cancer awareness and prevention. CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign has special ads and messages for women this Mother’s Day and throughout May. The campaign is running ads and posts on several Web sites, including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The ads encourage women to visit the Inside Knowledge Web site, take the interactive online quiz, and learn about gynecologic cancers. They feature actress Cote de Pablo and writer Jenny Allen (an ovarian/uterine cancer survivor). Inside Knowledge is also promoting awareness of gynecologic cancers with Mother’s Day posts through CDC’s social media posts on Twitter and Facebook.
The Bring Your Brave campaign also offers a variety of resources to help young women (under age 45) understand their risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and identify risk factors for breast cancer at a young age. Bring Your Brave recently launched educational resources for health care providers and a corresponding CME course to educate medical providers about breast cancer in young women. Follow Bring Your Brave on Facebook.
Social Media Toolkit on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Available
Partners can take advantage of a social media toolkit (PDF) to help promote awareness of the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.
If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to register for the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference!
DCPC Helps Namibia Develop National Cancer Control Plan
Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch Chief Nikki Hayes was invited to serve as a technical consultant for Namibia's National Cancer Institutes and helped to develop their first cancer control plan. Nikki worked with Ministry of Health staff, their National Cancer Strategy Technical Committee, and various planning workgroups. The plan, to be released in June, will focus on cancer prevention, early detection and screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, as well as cancer information and surveillance strategies.
DCPC’s Latest Publications
- Young Women’s Perceptions Regarding Communication with Healthcare Providers About Breast Cancer, Risk, and Prevention, (PDF) led by Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, PhD, examines missed opportunities between patients and doctors to discuss breast and ovarian cancer risk factors.
- Increasing Colonoscopy Screening in Disparate Populations: Results From an Evaluation of Patient Navigation in the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, (PDF) led by Ketra Rice, PhD, evaluated how effective patient navigation was in improving colorectal cancer screening by colonoscopy.