CDC’s Latest Cancer Research
- Patient navigation in a colorectal cancer screening program
- Key informant interviews with coordinators of special events conducted to increase cancer screening in the United States
- What does a performance measurement system tell us about the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program?
- Primary care providers HPV vaccine recommendations for the medically underserved
Federal Government Cancer News
- 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)
- July 23: FDA Approves Zydelig for Three Types of Blood Cancer (FDA)
- July 18: NIH Study: Negative HPV Screening Test Result Is a Better Predictor of Low Cervical Cancer Risk Than a Negative Pap Test (NCI)
New from CDCs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
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.
Journal Supplement: Increasing Clinical Trial Enrollment Among Adolescents with Cancer
Children with cancer are living much longer than they did 35 years ago. But 15- to 19-year-old teens have had less progress in survival compared to younger children, mostly because fewer older teens take part in clinical trials. CDC led a series of webinars to help address this problem. The articles in this Pediatrics journal supplement discuss the challenges of clinical trial enrollment among teens with cancer and offer recommendations to address this issue.
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