viernes, 23 de febrero de 2018

Celebrating a Year of Prevention Progress

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Celebrating a Year of Prevention Progress

Some of the accomplishments of CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in 2017
While we always want to look ahead to the future, it’s also important to reflect on the gains we’ve made and to share those successes. 2017 was marked by cutting-edge research, new ways to look at data, meaningful outreach, and exciting action by programs and partners, including:
  • The first combined Public Use Dataset put together cancer data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and the National Cancer Institute’s SEER Program. The dataset covers 100% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S.
  • An important study showed that people who live in places outside of big cities get cancer less often than city-dwellers but die from it more often. The study also suggests ways to help change that.
  • CDC’s Vital Signs series published an MMWR on at least 13 types of cancers that are related to overweight or obesity.
  • The CDC National Cancer Conference welcomed more than 800 people to Atlanta to discuss cancer prevention, innovation, and communication, and hear keynote speakers Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Dr. Atul Gawande, and Joan Lunden.
See and share many other highlights of the past year, and don’t forget to follow DCPC’s Twitter account, @CDC_Cancer, which reached 100,000 followers last year!

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women Seeks Nominations

If you know a U.S. citizen who might be a great representative for young women’s breast cancer research and health, now is the time to act! Nominations for the term beginning on December 1, 2018 are now open. Learn who qualifies and how to nominate them here. The nomination deadline is March 26, 2018.

Blog Post Shows How Healthy Choices Can Help Cut Cancer Risk

As part of National Cancer Prevention Month, we’re giving you tips you can use throughout the year to lower your cancer risk. Read about how making a healthy body is like creating a good song: you turn some things up, others down, and get rid of some things altogether. Quick tip: getting the right vaccinations at the right time also can help lower your risk of getting certain cancers!

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