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Neighborhood Deprivation and Breast Cancer Mortality Among Black and White Women
Compares the association of breast cancer mortality with neighborhood deprivation among Black and White women in Georgia who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2010 and 2017. Measures deprivation via the Neighborhood Deprivation Index (NDI), utilizing 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) data. Provides additional data breakdowns by level of rurality, neighborhood racial composition, and neighborhood residential mobility.
Author(s): Lauren E. Barber, Maret L. Maliniak, Leah Moubadder, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(6), e2416499
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Cervical Cancer Screening Rates among Rural and Urban Females, From 2019 to 2022
Analyzes frequency of receiving a recent Papanicolau (Pap) test among rural and urban women aged 21 to 65, using Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) data from 2019, 2020, and 2022. Provides screening rate data comparisons by year and by demographic category, including race and ethnicity, age, insurance status, educational level, and more.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Amanda Thaxton Wiggins
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 7(6), e2417094
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Effort Required and Lessons Learned from Recruiting Health Plans and Rural Primary Care Practices for a Cancer Screening Outreach Study
Explores factors influencing recruitment and enrollment of primary care practices for SMARTER CRC, a rural colorectal cancer (CRC) screening trial in Oregon. Discusses outreach strategies, relationship-building, messaging, reasons for participation among clinical practices and Medicare health plans, and more. Highlights rural-specific factors throughout.
Author(s): Brittany Badicke, Jennifer Coury, Emily Myers, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 15
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Occurrence and Outcomes in Rural United States: A Scoping Review
Literature review on racial and ethnic disparities in cancer burden, including discussion of cancer incidence, mortality, screening, access, and knowledge among underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in rural areas. Analyzes 30 studies from 2004-2023.
Author(s): Anuli Njoku, Wendemi Sawadogo, Princess Frimpong
Citation: Cancer Control, 31
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Barriers to Participation in Clinical Trials of Rural Older Adult Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study
Explores barriers to clinical trial participation for older cancer survivors living in rural areas. Utilizes semi-structured interviews to discuss challenges such as lack of transportation, limited communication with providers, age, and more.
Author(s): Evelyn Arana-Chicas, Laura M. Hincapie Prisco, Saloni Sharma, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Health Disparities in Skin Cancer Amplified Among Skin of Color
Analyzes how geography and the social determinants of health impact skin cancer disparities. Analyzes skin cancer history in rural versus urban populations, with data further broken down by gender, race, health plan, healthcare provider access, age, and income.
Author(s): Rachel R. Lin, Juwon Lee, Andrea D. Maderal, Scott A. Elman
Citation: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 23(6), 480-484
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Higher Risk of Melanoma-Related Deaths for Patients Residing in Rural Counties: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program Study
Analyzes the persistence of the rural mortality penalty (RMP) related to melanoma cancer. Utilizes 2000-2019 SEER Research-Plus-17-Registry data to examine disease characteristics, incidence, and mortality rates, with breakdowns by race/ethnicity, income, and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Sarah Kooper-Johnson, Viknesh Kasthuri, Alexander Homer, Bichchau Michelle Nguyen
Citation: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 90(6), 1257-1258
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Discussions of Cancer Survivorship Care Needs: Are There Rural Versus Urban Inequities?
Analyzed 2017 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data to identify rural and urban differences in discussions of cancer survivorship care with their healthcare provider. Includes rural and urban comparisons of predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with survivorship care discussions.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Lindsey Hammerslag
Citation: Medical Care, 2024
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Rural Comprehensive Cancer Care: Qualitative Analysis of Current Challenges and Opportunities
Highlights a study aiming to understand the challenges in providing comprehensive cancer care in rural hospitals from the perspective of rural providers. Bases finding on interviews with 13 practitioners providing cancer care in rural hospitals in Iowa. Identifies strengths and barriers to providing cancer care in rural hospitals.
Author(s): Sydney Evans, Aaron T. Seaman, Erin C. Johnson, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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