Tapping Into the Power of People on World Cancer Day
February 4 is World Cancer Day, and CDC is promoting this year’s message, “I can, we can.”: You Can make a difference in reducing cancer in the United States. Our content will include:
- 7 quick tips to lower your cancer risk.
- A blog post by Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Director Dr. Lisa Richardson explaining how CDC is inspiring and taking action against cancer.
- Colorful and informative content on Twitter at @CDC_Cancer.
Join the campaign by downloading materials from the Union for International Cancer Control’s World Cancer Day website.
New for Researchers: Grants from NCI Available
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced new funding for cancer research. Grants are available for investigators who want to do a study without using a clinical trial and for those who plan to include a clinical trial in their research.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee Seeks New Members
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Advisory Committee is looking for five new members. The 14 experts on this committee give advice on ways that public health workers, researchers, lawmakers, and others can help reduce the number of women who get these cancers. If you know someone who might be a good fit, be sure to nominate before January 31.
There’s Still Time to Promote Cervical Cancer Awareness
January isn’t over—you can still help get the word out about cervical cancer, the only gynecologic cancer that has a recommended screening test and can often be prevented. CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts about Gynecologic Cancer campaign offers PSAs, posters, graphics, and even an online quiz that can be shared year-round.