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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas.

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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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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Preventable Premature Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties, United States, 2010–2022
Analyzes National Vital Statistics System mortality data between 2010 and 2022 to find the 5 leading causes of preventable deaths for people less than 80 years old. Discusses trends across time in metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore regions and the impact of COVID-19 on the findings. Offers recommendations for future data analysis.
Author(s): Macarena C. García, Lauren M. Rossen, Kevin Matthews, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 73(2), 1-11
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural-Specific Identity and Associations with Lifestyle Behaviors and Well-Being Among Rural Cancer Survivors
Examines how issues such as rural identity, attitudes toward rurality, and health beliefs impact rural cancer survivors' well-being. Utilizes survey data from 188 cancer survivors to discuss the relationship between sociocultural factors and quality of life, cancer fatalism, cancer information overload, rural identity and perceptions, and more.
Author(s): Kristina L. Tatum, Bonny B. Morris, Trevin E. Glasgow, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Satisfaction with Care among Cancer Survivors with Medicare Coverage: Are there Rural Versus Urban Inequities?
Analyzes rural and urban satisfaction with a variety of aspects of healthcare among cancer survivors, including convenience of getting to providers and ability to meet all healthcare needs at a single location. Utilizes 2020 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data adjusted for demographic factors, health insurance, and overall health.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 15
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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NCHS Rapid Surveys System: Breast Cancer Screening
Interactive data showing breast cancer screening data for women over 30. Includes data breakdown by time since screening, screening outcomes, and various patient characteristics such as age, race and ethnicity, urbanicity, and more. Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics in August 2023.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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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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The Breast-Imaging Operations, Practices and Systems Inventory: A Framework to Examine Mammography Facility Effects on Screening in Rural Communities
Examines how mammogram facility resources, policies, and practices in metro versus nonmetro Appalachia are related to breast cancer burden and outcomes. Analyzes survey data from 192 sites to observe catchment area mammography services such as levels of staffing and available technology, practices and policies that promote screening, and quality review processes.
Author(s): Roger T. Anderson, Marianne M. Hillemeier, Fabian T. Camacho, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 40(2), 282-291
Date: 2024
Type: Document
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Veterans With Blood Cancers: Clinical Trial Navigation and the Challenge of Rurality
Presents a study on the geographic barriers to accessing cancer trials faced by rural veterans. Explored the availability of cancer trials based on rurality and highlights clinical trial deserts. Breaks down demographic data by race, gender, cancer type, and rurality, among other measures.
Author(s): Daphne R. Friedman, Thomas D. Rodgers, Courtney Kovalick, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 40(1), 114-120
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
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Rural Adults' Perceptions of Nutrition Recommendations for Cancer Prevention: Contradictory and Conflicting Messages
Explores perceptions of web-based nutrition recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, utilizing interview data from 48 rural men and women aged 50 to 73 who participated in a CRC prevention intervention. Identifies challenges related to contradictory recommendations, cultural and dietary preferences, and information gaps. Includes discussion of factors promoting CRC screening.
Author(s): Melissa J. Vilaro, Emma Bryan, Te Palani, et al.
Citation: Preventive Oncology and Epidemiology, 1, 2237680
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 5/17/2024