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More than 1.6 million Americans are expected to receive a new cancer diagnosis this year. Though cancer most strongly affects the individual, its impact extends to relatives and friends as well.
During our September cyber seminar, a team of four researchers and practitioners will discuss their experiences collaborating on the HAVOC project—an innovative smoke-free initiative designed to change social norms and reduce tobacco use among young adult Partiers (18 – 24) while building support for smoke-free venues through social media, as well as digital and outreach events.
Continued tobacco use by cancer patients and survivors may reduce the effectiveness of treatment and increase the likelihood of a second cancer. Continued smoking may also worsen side effects of treatment.
Open data sources are increasingly used by researchers and practitioners to create pilot programs, inform public policy, guide outreach and intervention efforts, and inform secondary studies.
Making an economic case for investment in cancer prevention and control is becoming more important year after year as needs mount and resources strain. Our February R2R cyber-seminar will examine how cancer control practitioners can best leverage the expertise of partners to better understand the economics of cancer and therefore acquire and maintain needed resources.
We are delighted to leverage the expertise of two talented professionals to lead us in this discussion.
Increasing physical activity is one of American's favorite new year's resolutions. The Surgeon General's recent Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities calls on Americans to be more physically active through walking and to better support walkable communitites.
Ensuring the long- and short-term success of cancer control policies and initiatives is central to the work of comprehensive cancer coalitions. Our September NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar is part of an occasional series which highlights how the lessons derived from implementation science informs, strengthens and sustains this essential work.
Can a story be your most effective cancer control tool? Stories help us remember, shape our identity, and influence how we see the world. Our July NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar will examine the role of effective narratives in cancer control prevention and implementation. Join us in a wide-ranging discussion of the power of story-telling ---- not just as a “communication channel” but the research behind what makes for an effective narrative.
Creating environments where healthy behaviors are socially supported and accessible is essential in preventing cancer and reducing health disparities. In our May NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar, we will highlight two innovative and successful interventions designed to redress these challenges in Latino communities.