CDC’s Latest Cancer Research
- Type and dose of radiotherapy used for initial treatment of non-metastatic prostate cancer
- The association between demographic and behavioral characteristics and sunburn among U.S. adults
- Population-based surveillance for cervical cancer precursors in three central cancer registries
Federal Government Cancer News
- February 28: Presidential Proclamation: National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (whitehouse.gov)
- February 19: Study Confirms Risk Factors for Male Breast Cancer (NCI)
- February 12: FDA Approves Imbruvica to Treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (FDA)
New from CDCs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
New Blog Post: The Bright Side of Going Dark
DCPC's Dawn Holman explains the surprising connection between a lack of sleep and certain kinds of cancer, including female breast and prostate cancers. She offers several tips for reducing your exposure to light at night, and challenges you to give just one of them a try!
Lung Cancer Screening
The only recommended screening test for lung cancer is low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly lung cancer screening with LDCT for people who have a history of heavy smoking, and smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years, and are between 55 and 80 years old.
AMIGAS: A Cervical Cancer Prevention Trial Among Mexican-American Women
AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help community health workers and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. The purpose of this study was to see whether AMIGAS increased cervical cancer screening within six months.
Two New 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, like My Yahoo!. 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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