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Cover image of The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin CancerThe Surgeon General’s 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.

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women (ACBCYW) Meeting
The ACBCYW helps CDC develop evidence-based approaches to advance understanding and awareness of breast cancer among young women through prevention research, public and health professional education and awareness activities, and emerging prevention strategies. Its next meeting will be a teleconference on August 11, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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.

New Blog Post: Knowing BRCA Changed My Life
Guest blogger Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz writes, "Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn’t know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, 'You have breast cancer.'"

New Radon Promising Practices Brief
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment and can cause cancer. Every year, radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States. Most radon exposure occurs in the home. States can play a vital role in protecting the public from exposure to radon.

CDC's Four 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. Questions? Learn more about RSS.
     • CDC's Cancer News RSS feed
     • CDC's Cancer Research RSS feed
     • CDC's Cancer Features RSS feed
     • Canal RSS de especiales sobre el cáncer

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.

 
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