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Resources by Topic: Cancer

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019
Line chart showing urban and rural cancer death rates for men and women from 1999 through 2019.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(37), 1312
Date: 09/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Presents a study of 66 comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs) created by states, territories, and tribal organizations to assess inclusion of rural-specific strategies. Explains CCCP requirements and offers state-level data on how plans reflect rural population, cancer burden, and disparities.
Author(s): Cathryn Murphy, Sydney Evans, Natoshia Askelson, Jan M. Eberth, Whitney E. Zahnd
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 18, 210091
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Trends in Cancer Treatment Service Availability Across Critical Access Hospitals and Prospective Payment System Hospitals
Presents results of a study examining the availability of cancer services at Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and urban and rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals using 2008 to 2017 American Hospital Association Annual Survey data. Offers comparisons over time and by hospital characteristics, including rural and urban status, hospital ownership, region, shortage area, and more.
Author(s): Peiyin Hung, Kewei Shi, Janice C. Probst, et al.
Citation: Medical Care
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
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Rural Healthy People: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
August 25, 2021 webinar presenting key findings from Rural Healthy People 2010 and Rural Healthy People 2020, studying the top 10 rural health priorities for the previous two decades. Presents early findings from the Rural Healthy People 2030 survey and discusses what comes next. Features statistics on mortality rates from diabetes, heart disease, suicide, and cancer, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Additional links: Presentation Slides, Transcript
Author(s): Timothy Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, Morgan Kassabian
Date: 08/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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2020 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, COVID-19, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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New Mexico State-Tribal Collaboration Act Agency Report 2021
Summarizes collaboration between New Mexico state agencies and tribal nations in New Mexico regarding current public health priorities, including COVID-19, substance use disorder, and healthy food access. Identifies resources available for American Indians from each New Mexico department and activities and funding for the fiscal year 2019, covering community health workers, cancer, diabetes, suicide prevention, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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Federal Agencies' Investment in Rural Cancer Control Fosters Partnerships between Researchers and Rural Communities
Highlights how researchers and rural communities are working together to address rural cancer prevention and control, with support from federal funding. Discusses projects that address health behaviors, cancer screening, vaccination, and rural participation in clinical trials.
Author(s): Mary Charlton, Whitney Zahnd, Jennifer Patterson, Kimberly Merchant
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Overview of the National Cancer Institute's Rural Cancer Control Initiatives
Webinar recording discusses research into rural cancer control. Explores how rural and tribal health disparities can effect cancer rates. Features presenters from the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.
Additional links: PowerPoint Handout
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Demographic Factors Associated With Non-Guideline-Based Treatment of Kidney Cancer in the United States
Results of a study of 158,455 kidney patients, based on data from the National Cancer Database for the years 2010-2017. Examines whether demographic factors are associated with deviation from guideline-based treatment of kidney cancer. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan, urban, and rural location of patients.
Author(s): Jeffrey M. Howard, Karabi Nandy, Solomon L. Woldu, Vitaly Margulis
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(6)
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
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Socioeconomic and Racial Inequities in Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Washington State
Describes a study of breast cancer screening disparities, comparing screening rates in Washington by race, socioeconomic status, and rural residence based on data from a statewide healthcare system. Compares rates of screening before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Ofer Amram, Jeanne Robison, Solmaz Amiri, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(5), e2110946
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
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