Formulating sound cancer control policies depends on a variety of scientific, economic, social, and political forces.
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Human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause most cases of cervical cancer and large proportions of vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers. HPV vaccines could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-associated cancers and other conditions among both females and males, but the uptake of vaccines has fallen short of target levels.
Join us as we explore the important cancer control issue of ultraviolet (UV) exposure and skin cancer prevention. This session will highlight recent research and resources designed to better identify levels of UV exposure and how one state built upon a strong educational program to a policy and systems approach to address sun safety.
Building a coordinated system of survivorship care is essential for improving the psychosocial and physical well-being of all cancer survivors. The June Research to Reality cyber-seminar will examine two important initiatives aimed at improving the lives and outcomes of cancer survivors.
Multi-level interventions to improve the health of communities and decrease chronic disease risk are an essential part of cancer control strategies. The policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) in communities significantly shape lives and impact cancer risk. PSEs in communities that make healthy choices easy, safe, and affordable can have a positive impact on the way people live, learn, work, and play.
Chronic disease programs in public health agencies across the US are increasingly integrating activities across single-disease program lines. Comprehensive cancer control programs have in many cases benefited from chronic disease program integration. Many realize a new potential for efficient use of staff, funds, and surveillance and intervention efforts. Such integration however is not without barriers, challenges and constraints.
As of 2014, every US state and Canadian province has a toll-free tobacco quitline as a resource to treat tobacco dependence. The March National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber seminar will examine how networks of quitlines interact and share innovations in quitline practices. We will also explore how text messaging may be a most promising method for reaching a new generation of smokers.
In early summer, the NCI Research to Reality Program issued a call for abstract inviting community members to share their experiences using new and social media tools in innovative and effective ways. The response was robust and we are delighted to present the second of a two-part series on Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control & Prevention Interventions.
Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.
In early summer, the NCI Research to Reality Program issued a call for abstract inviting community members to share their experiences using new and social media tools in innovative and effective ways. The response was robust and we are delighted to present the first in a two-part series on Using New/Social Media for Cancer Control & Prevention Interventions.
It has been three years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. Most of the provisions will have been implemented by the start of 2014. The September National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore the major provisions of the ACA and Medicaid changes and their implications for cancer control. We will also examine how cancer control coalitions and organizations are addressing these changes.