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Resources by Topic: Cancer

Geographic Availability of Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening in the United States, 2017
Includes state-level tables and maps showing locations of lung cancer screening sites and percentage of population ages 55-79 lacking access to a center, and lung cancer mortality versus accessibility of screening centers. Helps identify rural areas in need of screening program creation or expansion.
Author(s): Jan M. Eberth, Parisa Bozorgi, Logan M. Lebrón, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Lung Cancer, by Urbanization of County of Residence — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2006 and 2016
Bar chart showing lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population in 2006 and 2016 for metropolitan counties (large central, large fringe/suburban, medium, small) and nonmetropolitan counties (micropolitan, noncore).
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(36), 1022
Date: 09/2018
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Geographic Distribution and Survival Outcomes for Rural Patients With Cancer Treated in Clinical Trials
Results of a comparative effectiveness study of 36,995 patients with uniform access to cancer care in treatment trials from 1986-2012. Includes statistics for various types of cancer with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Joseph M. Unger, Anna Moseley, Banu Symington, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open 1(4)
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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The HPV Vaccine: Access and Use in the U.S.
Fact sheet discussing HPV and related cancers, HPV vaccines, insurance coverage, and access. Includes statistics from 2011-2015 showing racial and ethnic disparities in cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates, and vaccination coverage as of 2016 among female adolescents with breakdowns by urban or rural status and by state.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Health Care Systems Using Evidence-Based Interventions
Evaluation results for the first program year of the Colorectal Cancer Control Program, a CDC-funded initiative intended to increase screening by primary care and gastroenterological providers among medically underserved populations. Features statistics on participating primary care clinics and screening-eligible patient population counts, with breakdowns by metro, urban, and rural locations.
Author(s): Amy DeGroff, Krishna Sharma, Anamika Satsangi, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
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Conducting a Randomized Trial in Rural and Urban Safety-Net Health Centers: Added Value of Community-Based Participatory Research
Results of a colorectal cancer screening study using data from two health networks comprising 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers in metropolitan St. Louis and rural Missouri. Examines characteristics of the 483 participants and differences between the rural and urban health centers where the screenings took place. Features demographic statistics.
Author(s): Meera Muthukrishnan, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Jean M. Hunleth, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 10, 29-35
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence — United States, 2003–2014
Examines pediatric cancer rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, state, region, county-level economic status, county-level rural/urban classification, and type of cancer.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(25), 707-713
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Oregon Washington Health Network and Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center “Tackle Everything” to Improve the Health of Local Community Members
Provides an overview of the collaboration between the Oregon Washington Health Network and the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center. Discusses programs that include peer counselors to address behavioral health, community education related to heart disease and cancer prevention, and working with local healthcare facilities and medical schools to improve recruitment and retention.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes workshop proceedings and discussion to examine how to improve cancer patients' healthcare services navigation. Discusses current models of patient navigation programs, including programs in rural areas. Covers lessons learned, and policy changes and opportunities to improve cancer patient healthcare services navigation.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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It’s Our Story to Write: Oklahoma Cancer Prevention and Control Plan 2017-2022
Outlines goals and strategies to reduce the risk of cancer in Oklahoma, especially preventable cancers, with a focus on breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung. Discusses challenges and barriers for rural populations along with potential solutions.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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