DCPC Provides Materials for Skin Cancer Awareness Month
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and DCPC offers a number of resources for partners. Share our updated infographic, “Protect All the Skin You’re In,” available in both English and Spanish. Check out all of our resources on the Sun Safety Resource Toolkit.
New Data Visualization Digital Press Kit
The digital press kit for the launch of the new U.S. Cancer Statistics data visualization pages is now live. Reporters and other stakeholders can explore the pages and sort by demographics, state, type of cancer, and year—for instance, finding the rates of melanoma among men in Arizona in 2011.
Latest State and County Health Insurance Estimates
The 2015 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) have been released. These important numbers are the result of a collaboration between DCPC and the Census Bureau.
DCPC’s Latest Publications
- Cost of Cancer-Related Neutropenia or Fever Hospitalizations, United States, 2012, led by Eric Tai, MD, MS, examines the high cost of being hospitalized for neutropenia (low white blood cell count), a common side effect of chemotherapy.
- Years of Life and Productivity Loss from Potentially Avoidable Colorectal Cancer Deaths in U.S. Counties with Lower Educational Attainment, led by Hannah Weir, PhD, found that colorectal cancer death rates are higher in counties with lower average education levels.
- An editorial by Virginia Senkomago, PhD, MPH, and Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH, Examining Acceptability of Self-Collection for Human Papillomavirus Testing Among Women and Healthcare Providers with a Broader Lens, states that women usually accept the idea of collecting samples for HPV testing.