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Resources by Topic: Cancer

Mitigating Cancer Disparities Through an Innovative Navigation Program
Describes the development and implementation of a population health navigation program to reduce barriers to cancer care in underserved communities in Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina. Provides data on rural program participants, including barriers to cancer care access, program impact on transportation needs and food insecurity, and rates of participation in clinical cancer research. Also covers Black, Hispanic, and adolescent and young adult program participants.
Author(s): Carla Strom, Emily Copus, Karen Winkfield
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 85(1), 25-29
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Methods for Scaling up an Outreach Intervention to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Rural Areas
Describes a method for scaling up a rural colorectal cancer (CRC) screening outreach program which utilizes mailed fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) and patient navigation. Discusses planning and implementation, including training and evaluation.
Author(s): Jennifer Coury, Gloria Coronado, Jessica J. Currier, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science Communications, 5, 6
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Risk Factors on Surgical Compliance and Its Impact on Survival Outcomes in Meningioma Patients: A SEER-Based Retrospective Propensity-Score Matched Analysis
Examines the association between surgical compliance and overall survival among patients with meningioma, and identifies factors influencing surgical compliance. Utilizes 2004-2018 data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Includes data comparing urban and rural meningioma patients.
Author(s): Shengkai Yang, Hongwei Teng, Yingdan Wang, et al.
Citation: BMC Surgery, 24, 39
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study: Design, Methods, and Baseline Characteristics
Highlights a study exploring the rates of mortality and morbidity from noncommunicable diseases in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Explores the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer via blood samples collected from participants. Details participant characteristics, such as age, general health, and comorbidities, among other measures.
Author(s): Terri-Ann M. Thompson, Mayur M. Desai, Josefa L. Martinez-Brockman, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(1), 17
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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The Effect of Disability and Social Determinants of Health on Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines the effect of disability status and social determinants of health on rates of adherence to breast and cervical cancer screening recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizes 2018 and 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. Includes statistics and discussion of rural-urban screening disparities.
Author(s): LaShae D. Rolle, Maurice J. Chery, Michaela Larson, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21, 230234
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Systematic review of 39 studies on rural-urban colorectal cancer (CRC) disparities. Summarizes study results related to CRC screening, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship care. Discusses barriers to access, identifies trends, and evaluates study characteristics.
Author(s): Aryana Sepassi, Meng Li, Jason Zell, Alexandre Chan, Ila M Saunders, Dana B Mukamel
Citation: The Oncologist, 29(4), e431-e446
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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County-Level Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates on Colorectal Cancer Survival in the State of Georgia: Does County-Level Rurality Matter?
Evaluates 5-year colorectal cancer (CRC) survival rates in Georgia by county-level rurality and CRC screening rate. Uses 2004-2010 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data. Discusses rural-urban CRC mortality disparities, and describes the influence of CRC screening on mortality.
Author(s): Meng-Han Tsai, Steven S. Coughlin, Jorge Cortes
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 2024
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
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AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2024: Achieving the Bold Vision of Health Equity
Discusses cancer disparities with focus on race and ethnicity, rural and other medically underserved populations, social determinants of health, research, related health conditions, screening, mortality, workforce, and public policy. Discusses rural throughout including rural and urban comparisons.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Association for Cancer Research
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Kentucky Demographics, Analytics, Trends and Access (K-DATA) 2024
Reports on health and population in Kentucky. Includes coverage of state demographics, social determinants of health, healthcare workforce supply and distribution, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), access to care, facilities, public health programs, nutrition, youth, people with disabilities, substance use disorder, cancer, diabetes, and characteristics of Kentucky's rural, urban, Delta, and Appalachian regions.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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The State of Cancer in Florida: CCRAB Annual Report 2024
Reports cancer data and trends for the state of Florida. Highlights rural-urban disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, and discusses the importance of increasing access to screening and treatment in rural and underserved communities.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Cancer Council & Research Advisory Council (CCRAB)
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