Pacific Island Cancer Control Programs Hold Coalition Workshop
Six Pacific Island Jurisdictions—American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federal States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau—gathered for a two-and-a-half-day cancer coalition technical assistance workshop May 23-25. Participants developed action plans focusing on HPV vaccination, colorectal cancer screening, and survivorship activities. DCPC presenters included Nikki Hayes, MPH; Ena Wanliss, MS; Monique Young, MPH; Jamila Fonseka, MPH; and Angela Moore, MPH.
Listen to DCPC Podcast on Cancer Registry Data
Senior Medical Epidemiologist Loria Pollack, MD, MPH talks about what cancer registry data are used for and why they are so important in a newly released DCPC podcast. Cancer registry data can be viewed in map and chart format on the new data visualization website.
2017 CDC National Cancer Conference Countdown
Only 55 more days until the 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference! An exciting plenary speaker you don’t want to miss is Dr. Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP, FACG, Director and Founder of Project ECHO. He is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Lodging update: The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia is sold out. Overflow rooms are available at the following hotels:
CPCRN Principal Investigator Presents to DCPC on Translating Cancer Surveillance Data in Effective Public Health Interventions
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor at the Gilling School of Global Public Health (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) spoke to Division of Cancer Prevention and Control staff on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Her presentation included using data to determine areas that needed targeted interventions for colorectal cancer screening, using of simulation modeling for decision making in public health, and measuring the outcomes from the interventions. Dr. Wheeler and colleagues’ recent publication highlights this work: “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Four Simulated Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions, North Carolina.”
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Correction: In the last issue, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries was abbreviated incorrectly. The correct abbreviation is “NAACCR.”