CDC’s Latest Cancer Research
- Colorectal cancer screening in U.S. seniors ages 76–84 years
- Breast and cervical cancers diagnosed and stage at diagnosis among women served through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- Use of the Persuasive Health Message framework in the development of a community-based mammography promotion campaign
Federal Government Cancer News
- February 13: FDA Approves Lenvima for a Type of Thyroid Cancer (FDA)
- February 6: Medicare to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screening for Some Beneficiaries (NCI)
- February 3: FDA Approves Ibrance for Postmenopausal Women with Advanced Breast Cancer (FDA)
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International Cancer Control
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. In 2012, more than 14 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed around the world. That number is expected to reach 19 million by 2025. We could prevent at least one-third of the 8 million annual cancer deaths through screening tests, vaccinations, and lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking. CDC is working with partners to improve coordination of cancer prevention and control programs globally and reduce the cancer burden in low- and middle- income countries.
Vital Signs Report: Cervical Cancer Is Preventable
More than 12,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer every year, even though up to 93% of these cancers could be prevented by screening and HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination. Learn what can be done to reduce the burden of cervical cancer.
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.
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.
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