jueves, 5 de octubre de 2017

Cancer Prevention Works: Cancer & Obesity

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13 cancers are associated with overweight and obesity.

Vital Signs Issue Focuses on the Association between Obesity and Cancer

CDC's Vital Signs series focuses this month on the association between overweight and obesity and at least 13 types of cancer. Around 55% of cancers diagnosed in women and 24% of cancers diagnosed in men are overweight- and obesity-related cancers. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old.
The rate of non-overweight- and obesity-related cancer in the United States is going down, but increasing in overweight- and obesity-related cancers (except colorectal cancer). This month's Vital Signs details these facts and shows how everyone can work together to reduce cancer risk.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Materials Forthcoming

During the month of October, DCPC will debut several breast cancer awareness resources for sharing. Content will include blogs, matte articles, and social media images and messages released throughout the month. CDC's Bring Your Brave campaign will also be conducting social media activities throughout the month to share information about breast cancer in young women – follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more.

Vital Signs Information for Health Care Providers

An article in JAMA, "Excessive Weight Gain, Obesity, and Cancer: Opportunities for Clinical Intervention," includes possible ways that health care providers can counsel patients about keeping a healthy weight. The piece, led by Greta Massetti, PhD (formerly of DCPC) and co-authored by DCPC Division Director Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, goes with this month's Vital Signs, which shows overweight and obesity in America is associated with certain cancers and is a major risk factor for cancer.

Commentary Cites MMWR Article Using NPCR Data

commentary for the Journal of Rural Health cites the MMWR article "Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties--United States," led by Jane Henley, MSPH in support of strategies for better cancer control in rural areas. The MMWR article used data from CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries to show that people in rural counties in the United States get cancer less often but die of it more often than people living in cities.

Meeting and Webinar Will Address Tobacco Disparities

CDC will participate in a session called "Tobacco Disparities in the U.S." in Washington, D.C. on October 10, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Participants will talk about ways to reduce differences in tobacco use in rural versus urban areas and racial and economic groups of people. The event will also be broadcast live. Register to participate in the online seminar.

New Resources from GWU Cancer Center

The George Washington University Cancer Center, a CDC partner, announces a new online training, "Action for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change." Cancer control workers can learn to figure out whether a community is able to make policy, systems, and environmental changes, and hear success stories from the field. Continuing education credits are available.
GWCC also introduces a CDC-funded resource, "Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process – A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators." (PDF-1.2MB) The manual shows ways to make it easier to put patient navigation programs in place.

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