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Survivorship Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don’t Get Life-Extending Therapy

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Health Day Hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen, or a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, can reduce the likelihood that women diagnosed with certain breast cancers will experience a recurrence of their disease. However, a new study finds these treatments — used in breast cancers that are responsive to hormones […]

Thirdhand smoke Thirdhand smoke now found detrimental to health

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from GEN Exposure to thirdhand smoke leads to biological effects on weight and cell development that could be damaging to one’s health, according to new research led by investigators at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The scientists found that newborn mice housed with smoke-treated cloths […]

Obamacare Study shows that ACA leads to increase in early stage CRC diagnoses in seniors

A recent study published in Health Affairs examined whether coverage changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made an impact on the percentage of colorectal cancers that are diagnosed at an early stage.  The authors estimate the ACA led to an increase of 8,400 early-stage diagnoses among seniors in the two years following the coverage […]

Rural Population MMWR Explores Five Health-Related Behaviors in Rural Areas

Live in a rural area?  Despite improvements in the overall health of Americans, people living in rural areas are at greater risk for chronic disease.  A new MMWR report, Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification – United States, 2013, looks at urban and rural differences in the United States regarding five selected Healthy People 2020 […]

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CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Jan Hoffman of New York Times The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer. The rate […]

Non-profit Collaborating for Equity and Justice: Moving Beyond Collective Impact

The United States has historically struggled with how to treat all its citizens equitably and fairly while wealth and power are concentrated in a very small segment of our society. Now, in the face of growing public awareness and outcry about the centuries-long injustices experienced by African Americans, Native Americans, new immigrants, and other marginalized […]

Survivor High Anxiety Rates in Partners of Young Breast Cancer Survivors

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Dave Levitan of Anxiety is common among partners of young breast cancer survivors, even several years after the diagnosis, according to a new analysis.  Anxiety was correlated with the use of less constructive and more maladaptive coping strategies, and has implecations for the survivor as well. “Cancer doesn’t […]

vaping Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM Alan Mozes of Health Day:  News for Healthier Living WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A small study suggests that people who use e-cigarettes regularly may face an increased risk for heart disease. Researchers said they found that 23 e-cigarette users were more likely to have two early […]

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  Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) Announces New Resource – Policies and Practices for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship:  Physical Activity DCPC’s Scientific Support and Clinical Translation Team (SCCT) developed and released a new resource in cancer prevention and survivorship. “Policies and Practices for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship:  Physical Activity” is a sixteen page […]

Patient Navigation Model CDC Announces New Replication Manual for an effective Patient Navigation Model to Increase Colonoscopy Screening

The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP) patient navigation model has been highly effective in increasing the completion and quality of colonoscopy screening among underserved groups.  Patients in this program were 11 times more likely to complete colonoscopy than a comparison group.  Given their success, CDC and the NHCRCSP worked together to develop a […]