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Resources by Topic: Cancer

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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Long-Term Survivorship Care After Cancer Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes the workshop events and discussion to examine the progress made in cancer survivorship care since the From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition report. Includes information on reaching rural cancer survivors and innovative examples of providing survivorship care in a rural setting.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Preventing and Treating Cancer in Rural America
Policy brief focused on rural cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and cancer survivorship. Provides an overview of rural-specific issues related to cancer. Identifies policy options for addressing cancer in rural areas and includes four brief case studies.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Education, Income, and Employment and Prevalence of Chronic Disease Among American Indian/Alaska Native Elders
Results of a study measuring the effects of income, employment status, and education level on the rates of chronic disease among 14,632 American Indian or Alaska Native elders from 2011-2014. Features demographics with breakdowns by 10 chronic diseases.
Author(s): Collette Adamsen, Shawnda Schroeder, Steven LeMire, Paula Carter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 15
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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Alaska Facts and Figures: Alaska Resident Leading Causes of Cancer - Top Ten by Year (2012-2016)
Ranks the leading causes of cancer for Alaska residents from 2012 to 2016 by year and gender, race, age group, and public health region. Includes statistics on mortality and years of potential life lost.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Discusses best practices, lessons learned, and resources identified through a breast cancer disparities learning community to assist health departments in Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia identify and address unique state and local breast cancer screening disparities.
Author(s): Josh Berry
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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