ARTICLE: Elevated Colorectal Cancer Incidence Among American Indian/Alaska Native persons in Alaska compared to other populations worldwide

By Donald Haverkamp, Diana Redwood, Elena Roik, Stephen Vindigni, Timothy Thomas Colorectal cancer (CRC is a leading cancer worldwide; incidence varies greatly by country and racial group.  We compared 2018 American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) CRC incidence rates in Alaska to other Tribal, racial, and international population rates.  AI/AN persons in Alaska had the highest CRC […]

What 40-Somethings Should Know About Breast Cancer

Reprint from New York Times, May 18, 2023 Last week, a panel of U.S. health experts issued a striking update to their guidance on breast cancer screening, urging women who are at average risk for the disease to start getting mammograms every other year starting at age 40, rather than age 50. The new draft […]

CDC: New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Outbreak Response through Data, Forecasting, and Analytics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new Notice of Funding Opportunity:  New Funding Opportunity to Strengthen Outbreak Response through Data, Forecasting and Analytics | LEARN MORE

SelfMade Health Network: Examining the Intersection of Cancer Disparities Among Populations with Low Socioeconomic Status Characteristics

REGISTER HERE As a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Consortium of National Networks [Networking2Save] with a shared focus on health equity, cancer, and tobacco-related disparities; specifically among populations with low socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics, we are happy to announce a Save-The-Date for the next upcoming webinar on June 7, 2023 […]

Mitigating the Financial Burdens of Breast Cancer Treatment

Learn About the Pan Foundation The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Mitigating the Financial Burdens of Breast Cancer TreatmentDate:  Wednesday, April 26, 2023Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EDT Presenters:Molly MacDonaldFounder, CEOThe Pink Fund Learning Objectives/Outcomes:At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team […]

Great Plains Partners in Cancer Screening Conference

Location:  Best Western Ramkota, Rapid City, SD Date:  May 9 – 10, 2023 Please see the attached flyer and registration for the “Great Plains Partners in Cancer Screening Conference.”  Travel scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline is April 21, 2023 Space is available for 10 vendor booths.  There is no fee, all […]

Trends in Nicotine Strength in Electronic Cigarettes Sold in the United States by Flavor, Product Type, and Manufacturer, 2017-2022

CDC and NORC at the University of Chicago released the following tobacco-related article in the journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research HERE. Most e-cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine.  This study assessed trends in nicotine strength in e-cigarettes sold in the United States during January 2017 – March 2022. Monthly average nicotine strength of e-cigarette products increased […]

Data Briefs on E-Cigarettes Sales Trends

CDC Foundation has posted its most recent National and State Data Briefs highlighting national and state trends in e-cigarette sales from January 2018 through December 25, 2022 on the CDC Foundation website: These data briefs provide an update on trends in unit sales of e-cigarettes in the United States by product and flavor type.  The […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Building Partnerships to Improve Tobacco-related Outcomes

March 28, 2023 1 – 2 pm ET The social determinants of health (SDOH) have an impact on the health of communities and on tobacco control efforts.  It is critical to identify and engage partners that are working to address SDOH to successfully deliver tobacco use prevention and control policies and programs. SelfMade Health Network […]

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