Joan Lunden Shares Her Breast Cancer Story in CDC Videos
Nationally recognized news personality Joan Lunden is a survivor of triple-negative breast cancer (a cancer that doesn’t respond to hormone therapy). In two new, short videos,she shares advice on choosing the right treatment and keeping a positive attitude. “Focusing on the little joys each day helped me maintain a positive attitude throughout my battle,” she says.
In two other new videos, Ms. Lunden explains how colorectal cancer screening can save lives because it can find cancer early, or even stop it before it starts. Her three-step plan for preventing colorectal cancer: “Know your family history. Talk to your doctor. Choose the screening test that’s right for you.”
DCPC Advisor Presents at Georgia Tumor Registrars’ Association
Mary Lewis, CTR, gave a presentation called “Do You Know Where Your Data Go and What It Means?” at the annual meeting of the Georgia Tumor Registrars’ Association in Macon, Georgia on November 6, 2017. The talk was meant to show Georgia-based cancer data collectors that the registry data process begins with their high-quality work and their importance to local, state, and national cancer surveillance.
Report on Cancer Control in Pacific Island Jurisdictions Available
The planning committee of the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, along with George Washington University, has released a report on the Pacific Island Jurisdictions Comprehensive Cancer Control Technical Assistance Workshop, (PDF-9MB) held in May 2017. Workshop attendees looked at community cancer control strategies to increase HPV vaccination and to address colorectal cancer, cancer survivorship, and care at the end of life.
Two Upcoming Webinars on Colorectal Cancer
- The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, of which CDC is a member, will host a webinaron colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities on November 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.
- The American Cancer Society will host a webinar on November 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, which will look at ways that employers can increase the number of their employees in the recommended age range who get screened for colorectal cancer.
NCI Presents Datasets on How the Public Uses Electronic Health Info
The National Cancer Institute has released two datasets from its Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). One set combines HINTS topics about cancer knowledge and cancer risk behaviors with survey answers about the way people use health information technology and electronic medical records. The second set has to do with how the public looks at tobacco products and communication about tobacco products. It was created with the help of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.
DCPC’s Latest Publications
- Counseling on sun protection and indoor tanning
- Health insurance status and clinical cancer screenings among U.S. adults
- Cervical cancer screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) in four U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands between 2007 and 2015
- Five-year relative survival for human papillomavirus-related cancer sites