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State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth.  A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarettes use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  As of September 30, 2017, eight states, the District of Columbia (DC), […]

New Journal Supplement Examines Disparities in Cancer Survival

Yesterday the American Cancer Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cancer, published a special supplement — Population-based Cancer Survival in the United States (2001-2009):  findings from the CONCORD-2 study.  The supplement highlights the work of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, as well as international, national, and state partners in the cancer surveillance communities.  The data in these studies […]

Some chemicals in smoke may be even more dangerous than previously thought

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Garth Sundem OF Medical Xpress HERE It’s no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.  Though most “low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” (LMW PAHs) have […]

Estimating health benefits and cost-savings for achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of reducing invasive colorectal cancer

FULL ARTICLE FROM SCIENCEDIRECT.COM HERE Abstract This study aims to quantify the aggregate potential life-years (LYs) saved and healthcare cost-savings if the Healthy People 2020 objective were met to reduce invasive colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence by 15%. We identified patients (n = 886,380) diagnosed with invasive CRC between 2001 and 2011 from a nationally representative cancer dataset. […]

CDC Activities for Improving Implementation of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, Cervical Cancer Screening, and Surveillance Worldwide

LINK TO CDC.GOV ARTICLE HERE Abstract Cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are high, particularly in developing countries. Most cervical cancers can be prevented by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, screening, and timely treatment. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides global technical assistance for implementation and evaluation of HPV vaccination pilot projects […]
Linda Burhansstipinov

Standing on the Shoulders of our Ancestors: Surviving and Thriving Beyond Cancer

By:  Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH (Cherokee Nation), Founder, Native American Cancer Research Corp (NACR) and President, Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc. (NACI) Flashback:  During NACR’s 2001 American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Survivorship Conference, the AI/AN survivors shared their personal cancer stories.  Tina Aguilar (Wasco/Warm Springs) spontaneously wrote a poem as she was listening to participants share […]

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Receives Funding for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Visit Great Plains Tribal Chairmans Health Board Here (Rapid City, SD) The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board received a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment referral services within the 17 tribes and one service unit in a four state […]

Vital Signs: Trends in Incidence of Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity — United States, 2005-2014

ORIGINAL VITAL SIGNS PRESS RELEASE HERE FACT SHEET_VS_OCT_Obesity_Cancer_WEB Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer.  These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Overall, […]

GW Cancer Center Releases New Resource on Patient Navigation

The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the release of Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators. This CDC-funded resource was developed in response to technical assistance requests by comprehensive cancer control stakeholders to help build capacity to meet […]

NNN & IHS HP/DP Present Webinar: “It Sticks! Secondhand and Third hand Smoke”

  The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  “It Sticks!  Secondhand and Third hand Smoke” Date:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 […]
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WEBINAR -- "BRCA Genetics in The News:  What Do I Do Next?" -- Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8 p.m. EST. -- The webinar features Sharsheret's own Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, who will explore the latest critical genetics research, decode BRCA and other genetic mutations, and help us understand what steps we need to take next.  A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story and a live question and answer session will follow the presentation.  We are proud to partner with FORCE on this presentation!  To register for the webinar or to share the webinar with others in your network, CLICK HERE.  Feel free to share widely.  If you have any questions, please contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz at skravitz@sharsheret.org or 1-866-474-2774.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process."  Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE

It's About a Billion Lives Symposium -- February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - SAVE THE DATE - LEARN MORE

Funding Opportunity - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Policies for Action:  Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health - HERE