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Resources by Topic: Cancer

Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
Uses data on participants from 3 tribally operated healthcare clinics in rural areas to study whether direct mailing of fecal immunochemical test kits is effective in increasing colorectal cancer screening among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Author(s): Donald Haverkamp, Kevin English, Jasmine Jacobs-Wingo, Amanda Tjemsland, David Espey
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
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Expanding the Capacity of Rural Cancer Care With Teleoncology
Discusses the geographic barriers rural patients may face when seeking cancer treatment. Provides an overview of policy solutions to date. Identifies federal and state policy options that could extend cancer care to rural areas through telehealth services.
Author(s): Jason Semprini
Citation: Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy, 15(2)
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
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An Update on Cancer Deaths in the United States
Provides data and information on cancer deaths in the United States, including cancer death rates by age, sex, race/ethnicity, state, and Census region, as well as trends from 1999-2018. Figure 3 features rural/urban comparisons on age-adjusted cancer death rates in 2018.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2013-2017
Uses data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry to provide cancer incidence rates from 2013-2017 for individual counties in Illinois. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Kyle Garner, Tiefu Shen
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Exploring Opportunities to Leverage Pharmacists in Rural Areas to Promote Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Describes the role of rural pharmacists in promoting and administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine using information gathered from interviews of 11 pharmacists at independently owned pharmacies in Iowa. Identifies factors facilitating the administration and accessibility of the vaccine, and reports on personal barriers regarding safety, lack of information, and staff capacity.
Author(s): Grace Ryan, Eliza Daly, Natoshia Askelson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2018
Reports on colorectal cancer screening among adults 50-75 years of age. Includes data by location of patient residence for metropolitan and nonmetro areas, with breakdowns by age group for 50-64 and 65-75 years of age.
Author(s): Djenaba A. Joseph, Jessica B. King, Nicole F. Dowling, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(10), 253-259
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Association of Neighborhood Measures of Social Determinants of Health With Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the US Midwest
Results of a study examining how area-level social determinants of health and rurality were associated with cancer screening practices in 75 Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System practices in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2016-2017. Features statistics on factors associated with 3 types of cancer screenings, with breakdowns by urban, rural, and highly rural areas.
Author(s): Shaheen S. Kurani, Rozalina G. McCoy, Michelle A. Lampman, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(3)
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Visualizing Immunization Registry Data to Identify Places With Low Rates of HPV Vaccination Initiation in a Rural State
Results of a 2016 study of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among Iowa adolescents aged 13-15. Includes a county-level map showing urban and rural areas and their vaccination rates.
Author(s): Natoshia M. Askelson, Seungwon Kim, Youn Soo Jung, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 17
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
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Healthy People 2020 Progress for Leading Causes of Death in Rural and Urban America: A Chartbook
Provides a description of progress toward Health People 2020 benchmarks among racial and ethnic groups, men and women, and residents of the 4 United States census regions. Features statistics including deaths from heart disease, cancer, COPD, unintentional injury, stroke, diabetes, and suicide from 2007-2017, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, Marvellous Akinlotan, et al.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Rural-Urban Differences in the Association Between Individual, Facility, and Clinical Characteristics and Travel Time for Cancer Treatment
Examines the association of patient, facility, and clinical characteristics with round trip travel times for all types of cancer patients living in rural and urban areas with the objective to help providers understand which patients may be most in need of resources to assist with travel.
Author(s): Joel E. Segel, Eugene J. Lengerich
Citation: BMC Public Health, 20(1),196
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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