CDC’s Latest Cancer Research
- Alcohol control efforts in comprehensive cancer control plans and alcohol use among adults in the USA
- The estimated impact of human papillomavirus vaccine coverage on the lifetime cervical cancer burden among girls currently aged 12 years and younger in the United States
- Decreasing trend in tobacco-related cancer incidence, United States 2005–2009
Federal Government Cancer News
- September 4: FDA Approves Keytruda for Advanced Melanoma (FDA)
- August 14: FDA Approves Avastin to Treat Aggressive and Late-Stage Cervical Cancer (FDA)
- August 11: FDA Approves First Non-Invasive DNA Screening Test for Colorectal Cancer (FDA)
New from CDCs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report Released
The current report includes cancer cases diagnosed and cancer deaths that occurred from 1999 through 2011. 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 2011, 1,532,066 people were diagnosed with cancer, and 576,685 people died from it.
New Blog Post: Family Trees and Family Ties: Can Family Communication Increase Breast Cancer Screening and Monitoring?
This story shows key issues about the role of family ties in breast cancer monitoring and risk assessment. Do family members share important health information with each other? Do family members encourage each other to be screened for breast cancer as recommended?
Promising Practices Brief: Reducing Indoor Tanning Among Minors
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Indoor tanning increases skin cancer risk. The risk of skin cancer increases with each indoor tanning session and is highest among those who start tanning at a younger age. The public health community plays an important role in educating young people about protecting themselves from the harms of indoor tanning.
Journal Supplement: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Two Decades of Service to Underserved Women
The Cancer supplement contains 13 new papers evaluating aspects of the NBCCEDP. They describe outreach, education, and health care collaboration activities, as well as data quality, evaluation, cost estimates, and suggestions for future programming. Examples of successful state interventions are also included.
The Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer the United States. This disease can greatly reduce quality of life, and it can be disfiguring and even deadly. The good news is that most cases of skin cancer can be prevented. The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer calls on partners in prevention from various sectors across the nation to address skin cancer as a major public health problem.
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