Federal Government Cancer News
- November 22: Nexavar Approved to Treat a Type of Thyroid Cancer (FDA)
- November 13: FDA Approves Imbruvica for Rare Blood Cancer (FDA)
- November 13: Study Finds Low-Intensity Therapy for Burkitt Lymphoma Effective (NIH)
New from CDCs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Featured Scientist: Gery P. Guy Jr. PhD, MPH
Gery P. Guy Jr. PhD, MPH, is a health economist in CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control's Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Dr. Guy's areas of research include health insurance, health care access and use, cost of illness, and cost effectiveness. Dr. Guy has led research projects examining the economic burden of skin cancer, indoor tanning, the economic burden of cancer survivorship, and the costs and cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening.
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement
The MEPS Experiences with Cancer Survivorship Supplement is a special set of questions for people who have cancer.
United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2010 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report Released
The current report includes cancer cases diagnosed and cancer deaths that occurred from 1999 through 2010. Each year of data includes more than 1 million cases of invasive cancer, including about 14,000 cases among children younger than 20 years, and more than 500,000 deaths from cancer. In the United States in 2010, 1,456,496 people were diagnosed with cancer, and 574,738 people died from it.
New Lung Cancer Infographic
Our newest infographic encourages African-American men to quit smoking to protect themselves and their families from lung cancer.
New Prostate Cancer Infographic
"Take Time to Decide" lists some questions you should ask your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.
New Colorectal Cancer Poster Presentation
This poster presentation explains how CDC's Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign addresses common misconceptions about colorectal cancer screening through audience research.
Two New CDC Cancer RSS Feeds
Now you can keep up with new CDC cancer research and what's new on CDC's Cancer Web site using your favorite RSS reader, like My Yahoo!. Subscribe to CDC's Cancer News RSS feed and CDC's Cancer Research RSS feed. Questions? Learn more about RSS.
CDC's Cancer News E-Mail in Spanish
Spanish speakers can now subscribe to receive an overview of new CDC cancer research and what's new on CDC's Cáncer en español Web site via e-mail. The newsletter is sent every two weeks.
Cancer Registries Value for You
Have you ever wondered, "How do we know what causes cancer?" or "Who is most likely to get cancer and why?" Cancer registries help answer these important questions. Learn what a cancer registry is, how cancer registries work, and how the data they collect is used by comprehensive cancer control coalitions, scientists, and others to help fight cancer.
New Directions: The Future of Cancer Screening
Since it was started, CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has been designed to serve women in the United States who don't have health insurance. Health care reform through the Affordable Care Act will increase access to breast and cervical cancer screening services for many low-income, underserved women through expanded insurance coverage and eliminating cost-sharing. However, many women will still face substantial barriers to obtaining breast and cervical cancer screening like geographic isolation, limited health literacy or self-efficacy, lack of provider recommendation, inconvenient times to access services, and language barriers. CDC and other public health agencies now have an unprecedented opportunity to embrace new roles that build on the NBCCEDP's capacity and extensive clinical network.
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