Federal Government Cancer News
- April 1: Obesity Causes Changes in the Colon That May Lead to Cancer (NIH)
- March 31: Presidential Proclamation: National Cancer Control Month (whitehouse.gov)
- February 19: Study Confirms Risk Factors for Male Breast Cancer (NCI)
New from CDCs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
CDC Foundation and George W. Bush Institute to Partner in $3.6 Million Grant to Address Global Cervical Cancer
The CDC Foundation and the George W. Bush Institute announced a new partnership to help stem the tide of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries based on a $3.6 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant, managed by the CDC Foundation, will enable the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to work with the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative to improve the monitoring and evaluation of cervical cancer screening and treatment programs.
Breast Cancer in Young Women Education Initiative Launched
On April 7, CDC launched the Know:BRCA education initiative to build awareness about how BRCA gene mutations affect risk for breast and ovarian cancer, and increase knowledge of breast health and breast cancer among women, particularly among those under age 40 and those at higher risk for developing the disease.
New Blog Post: How Health Care Providers Can Use Genomics to Prevent Cancer
Family history information can save patients' lives! Encourage your patients to learn their family history of cancer for all relatives through their grandparents' generation if possible, including the type of cancer and age when it was diagnosed.
Cancer Rates Drop Slightly
Rates of new cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a new report.
"The Burning Truth" Initiative Launched
On March 24, CDC launched the Burning Truth communication initiative to encourage young people to keep their skin healthy and beautiful for life by protecting themselves from too much exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds. Posters and Web buttons are provided.
Two 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. 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.
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