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Resources by Topic: Cancer

Access to Cancer Services for Rural Colorectal Cancer Patients
Brief overview of findings from a study to determine how far rural and urban colorectal cancer (CRC) patients travel to three types of specialty cancer care services: surgery, medical oncology consultation, and radiation oncology consultation.
Date: 10/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Health Disparities Experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives
Thematic issue focused on American Indian/Alaska Native health disparities related to diabetes, cancer, bronchiolitis, injury mortality, and vaccination rates.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 52(30)
Date: 08/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Healthy People 2010
A three-volume publication that focuses on the top rural health concerns and objectives associated with the Healthy People 2010 focus areas. Volume 1 contains brief overviews of the top ten rural health priority areas, as well as associated models for practice. Volume 2 contains in-depth literature reviews for each of the top rural health priority areas. Volume 3 addresses additional focus areas, with overviews, literature reviews, and accompanying models for practice.
Date: 2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Iowa Cancer Maps
Displays ZIP code-level Iowa maps by cancer incidence, late stage cancer, and cancer mortality with 2004-2018 data. Includes information on breast, cervical, colorectal, liver, lung, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate, and skin melanoma cancers.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Cancer Registry
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National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans
Shares comprehensive cancer control plans for all 50 states, the 6 U.S. affiliated Pacific jurisdictions, Puerto Rico, and several tribes. Outlines how the organizations plan to address cancer in their geographic service area based on the specific needs of the population they serve, including those in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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PubMed Search: Rural Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on cancer and rural health published in the U.S.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas Topic Guide
Provides resources and information on cancer risks, prevention and screening, access to cancer treatment, and cancer survivorship in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Public Health Strategies to Help Cancer Survivors in Rural Communities
Resource guide that describes the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, highlighting key steps to improving care for rural cancer survivors. Modules cover lessons learned regarding collaboration, tailoring program services to local needs, recruitment and education of healthcare providers, and monitoring and program evaluation.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Cardiovascular & Cancer Rates for the Rural Delta Region
Interactive mapping tool showing 13 health measures for people in Delta Region counties/parishes. Allows users to compare rates by county, rural or urban status, to peer counties, to the national average, to national quartiles, by Health Resources and Services Administration regions, and by states.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Cancer
Provides data and maps reflecting cancer incidence and mortality, comparing rural, nonmetro urban, and metro counties. Explores urban and rural disparities regarding cancer type, access to healthcare for rural residents, risk factors for cancer incidence, and preventative care.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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