DCPC Leaders Attend CPCRN Spring Meeting
The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) had its 2017 Spring Meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on May 23 and 24. CDC attendees included Anatasha Crawford, Lisa Richardson, Arica White, and Mary White. Mary White presented on measuring the impact of the CPCRN, and Lisa Richardson presented on how DCPC's strategic priorities could frame CPCRN's work.
The CPCRN is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. Its members conduct community-based participatory cancer research across its ten network centers, crossing academic affiliations and geographic boundaries. The CPCRN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are CDC's flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.
DCPC Scientist Presents at Cancer Consortium Meeting
At the recent Delaware Cancer Consortium annual meeting, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch health scientist Mary Puckett presented on reducing the risk of some cancers through physical activity. She was one of the guest speakers during the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity's peer networking call.
NPCR Releases XMLExchange Plus
DCPC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) has released a new product, XMLExchange Plus. Part of the Registry Plus™ suite of software for cancer registries, XMLExchange Plus converts data files into a new XML standard data format.
DCPC’s Latest Publications
- Questions about cervical and breast cancer screening knowledge, practice, and outcomes: a review of demographic and health surveys, led by Laura Viens, looks at whether global health surveys provide measurable data about cancer screening needed to guide cancer control efforts.
- Trends in indoor tanning and its association with sunburn among U.S. adults, led by Gery Guy, PhD, MPH, showed a decrease in indoor tanning among adults. Sunburns were more common among indoor tanners.
- Economic burden of chronic conditions among survivors of cancer in the United States, also led by Gery Guy, shows that cancer survivors are more likely to have other chronic health conditions and tend to spend more on health care than those who have not been diagnosed with cancer.
- A novel public health approach to measuring tobacco cessation needs among cancer survivors in Alaska, led by J. Michael Underwood, PhD, describes how Alaska's Comprehensive Cancer Control program worked with the state's Tobacco Quit Line to learn what cancer survivors needed to quit using tobacco.
There’s still time to register for the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference!