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Research Areas: Cancer and Public Health

The goal of public health research is to generate knowledge about how to monitor and change individual and collective behavior and to ensure that knowledge is translated into practice and policy rapidly, effectively, and efficiently. Bold NCI goals …

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Cancer Health Economics Research

Cancer health economic research is the application of health economics theory and models to cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care. Cancer health economics research studies factors associated with the organization, production, delivery and demand for cancer-related care, as well as outcomes

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Tackling Cancer Health Disparities: Small Steps, Big Hopes

The health status of both racial groups in that Baltimore neighborhood was, in effect, the same. The results seem to support what American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis Brawley, M.D., believes is one of the chief contributors to health care disparities in general and cancer disparities specifically: access to health care.

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Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer Part 2

4 hours ago · About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes

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Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities Takes All of Us

Health disparities were not yet generally recognized when Dr. Claudia Baquet entered the field in the 1980s. Growing up in New Orleans among a "cultural hodgepodge of African Americans, American Indians, French, and Spanish," she learned about indigenous healing practices and respected different cultures from an early age. Over a decades-long

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Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

What is coronavirus, or COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals. SARS-CoV-2 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has caused a pandemic of respiratory disease named coronavirus disease 2019, which is abbreviated COVID-19.. The predominant strain of the virus in the United States is now the Delta variant.

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Cancer Statistics

Although statistical trends are usually not directly applicable to individual patients, they are essential for governments, policy makers, health professionals, and researchers to understand the impact of cancer on the population and to develop strategies to address the challenges that cancer poses to the society at large.

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National Cancer Institute

How to Work With Your Health Insurance Plan. Federal Government Programs. Patient Safety. Informed Consent. Children's Assent. Scientific Review. Ending Trials Early. Deciding to Take Part in a Trial. Questions to Ask about Treatment Clinical Trials. Selected NCI-Supported Trials.

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What Is Connected Health

Connected health is the use of technology to facilitate the efficient and effective collection, flow, and use of health information.

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Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide

This guide is designed to be used in consultation with your health care provider. It has quotes from women, related resources, medical images, and key questions to ask your health care provider. How can I view this information in different formats? You can access different formats of this information on your computer, phone, e-reader,

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Smart and Connected Health EGRP/DCCPS/NCI/NIH

The Smart and Connected Health initiative is therefore designed to encourage multidisciplinary approaches and greater collaboration between academic, industry, and nonprofit sectors. It also aims to establish better linkages between fundamental science, clinical practice and technology development, and deployment and use.

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

NCI's Dictionary of Cancer Terms provides easy-to-understand definitions for words and phrases related to cancer and medicine.

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Cancer Disparities — Cancer Stat Facts

Cancer is a major public health concern that can affect anyone. However, in the United States, certain population groups suffer more from cancer and its effects. This is known as cancer disparities or cancer health disparities. Cancer disparities happen when there are higher rates of new cancer diagnoses and/or cancer deaths between population

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Education and Training for Health Professionals

Education and Training for Health Professionals. This is a collection of cancer education and training tools from NCI and NIH for health care providers, public health program planners, and cancer registrars. Courses are available in a variety of formats. Note: For information about cancer research fellowships and funding for scientific training

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) CBIIT

Negative health outcomes linked to SDOH include: high incidence/prevalence and an earlier onset or more aggressive progression of disease. premature or excessive mortality from specific conditions. significant global burden of disease, such as disability-adjusted life years, as measured by population health

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Adjuvant Immunotherapy Approved for Lung Cancer

4 hours ago · The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the immunotherapy drug atezolizumab (Tecentriq) as an additional, or adjuvant, treatment after surgery and chemotherapy for some patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).. The approval marks the first time an immunotherapy has been cleared as an adjuvant treatment for people with lung cancer.

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Parent Concerns About HPV Vaccine Safety Increasing

Despite more than 15 years of consistent evidence that HPV vaccines are safe and effective, a new study shows that more parents are now citing concerns about the vaccines’ safety. The findings highlight an urgent need for doctors and public health leaders to address these concerns with parents, study researchers said.

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Data Sources Cancer Trends Progress Report

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a program of studies designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in the United States. The survey is unique in …

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Healthcare Delivery Research Program

The mission of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) is to advance innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care, thereby improving health for individuals and populations. The vision of HDRP is optimal health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities affected by cancer. More About HDRP.

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Recommended Patient-Reported Core Set of Symptoms and

and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee initiated independent reviews of the published literature by expert panels and a data-driven consensus-seeking process designed to culminate in recom-mendations for 1) a core set of symptoms to be assessed routinely in cancer clinical trials that include a PRO and 2) those symptoms

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About the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch

The mission of the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) is to advance observational and intervention research on structural, organizational, social, and behavioral factors that influence the delivery of cancer care -- from early detection through end of life.

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Social Determinants of Health by US Census Tract

Social Determinants of Health by US Census Tract. This data set includes, for each US census tract (defined using 2010 census tract boundaries), certain social determinants of health data elements, including race/ethnicity, education, poverty, urban/rural, socioeconomic status, and racial residential segregation indices defined using 2008-2012

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Planet Health Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP)

Planet Health uses an interdisciplinary curriculum approach. Intervention materials are infused into language, arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education classes, using grade-level and subject appropriate skills and competencies. The Planet Health approach increases the efficiency of program delivery by using classroom teachers

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Grant Distribution by Program

Health Disparities (DCCPS) Fiscal Year: 2020 Total Grants: 776 Total Dollars: $509,284,669 (For additional grants funded in response to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) click here .)

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About the Healthcare Delivery Research Program

Health care delivery research at NCI is conceptualized as the study of cancer care, factors influencing care, and outcomes of care. Cancer care refers to medical services offered across the cancer continuum, such as screening individuals not known to have cancer; treating cancer patients; following cancer survivors for recurrence; and providing

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Children's Health, Activity and Nutrition: Get Educated

Children's Health, Activity and Nutrition: Get Educated! (CHANGE!) is a school-based intervention that targets nutrition and physical activity among 10- and 11-year-olds to promote healthy weight. The CHANGE! curriculum is built upon social cognitive theory, which focuses on the interaction between social and environmental factors on behavior.

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cytosig.ccr.cancer.gov

The CytoSig (Cytokine Signaling) platform aims to help biologists to study the cellular response to signaling molecules (e.g., cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors), leveraging the public expression data from treatment experiments deposited in the NCBI GEO and ArrayExpress databases.You can query cell signals and analyze genes induced or repressed (SEARCH module) (Usage 1).

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Sample Healthcare Delivery Research Grant Applications

Sample Grants. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) frequently receives requests for examples of funded grant applications. Several investigators and their organizations agreed to let the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) post excerpts of their healthcare delivery research grant applications online. We are grateful to the investigators

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Environmental Epidemiology Webinar Series EGRP/DCCPS/NCI/NIH

The 3-Generation Child Health and Development Studies has explored the relation of perinatal events and environmental chemical exposures to cancer in mothers, sons and daughters and recently to cancer risk factors in granddaughters. These are some of the first studies ever to report on the relation of in utero exposures to cancer risk and to

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Breast Health Education Among Hispanic Elderly Women

The intervention is a culturally sensitive health promotion pilot program, developed to promote the early detection of breast cancer in women aged 65 or older living in Puerto Rico. The goal of the program is to increase compliance with the recommended guidelines for breast cancer screening. Objectives to reach this goal include the following

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Cancer Trends Progress Report

Colorectal cancer tests: The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 years who were up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening, by sex, race/ethnicity, income, education level, and contributing test type. Before 2016, up-to-date was defined as having FOBT every year, a sigmoidoscopy every 5 years in combination with FOBT every 3 years, or a colonoscopy every 10 years.

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Thomas G Beach, M D and Lucia I Sun Health Research

Sun Health Research Institute Brain and Body Donation Program Facts and Figures • is the only consistently rapid autopsy program in the world (3 hr PMI) supplying normal prostate glands to a multi-center NCI-funded SPECS prostate cancer project (Dan …

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NIH_AARP Diet and Health Study

Diet & Health Study News. Spring 2016 (PDF version - 1.3MB) Dear Participant, The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study has just celebrated its 20th Anniversary, thanks to your continued participation. In 1995, over 500,000 people, including you, completed the very first questionnaire, making this one of the largest long-term studies to look at the

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Body & Soul: A Guide for Your Church

celebrate good health through healthy eating. Your congregation will: • Learn how health and spirituality are connected • Feel empowered to take charge of their health • Eat more fruits and vegetables every day • Live healthier in other ways, such as eating less fat and getting more physical activity • Gain access to vital health

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Jaydira Del Rivero, M.D. Center for Cancer Research

Dr. Del Rivero is a Physician Scientist in the Developmental Therapeutics Branch. She is the Principal Investigator of the Natural History Study for Neuroendocrine Neoplasm and Adrenocortical Cancer to provide the basis of further development of therapeutic interventions, prevention/screening guidelines, endpoints for future clinical trials, and patient reported outcome measures.

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Health Disparity Division of Cancer Control and

Health disparities are the adverse effects on groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on numerous characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. These harmful health differences are often closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage.

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Health Surveys Division of Cancer Control and Population

Health Information National Trends Survey. The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey of American adults that utilizes self-administered mail questionnaires to monitor the health information environment and assess how people access and use health-related information and technology.

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Native American Health Division of Cancer Control and

Native American Health Native American populations (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian) are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral disease, and HIV infection.

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About Health Disparities and Health Equity Division of

The elimination of cancer-related disparities is an important goal for the National Cancer Institute. Cancer disparities are the adverse effects on populations who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on factors such as race and ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, education, disability, geographic location, and/or sexual identity.

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Health Disparities Research Contacts in DCCPS Division

Health services research; Veronica Chollette [email protected] 240-276-6969: Cancer screening; Wen-ying Sylvia Chou [email protected] 240-276-6954: Immigrant health (health and immigration reform) Health and human rights; Mixed methods and systems approach; Health literacy; Global burden of disease; Kathy Cronin [email protected] 240

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Perceived Barriers to Self-Management and Preventive

The health belief model (HBM) was one of the earliest to prominently feature perceived barriers (Becker et al., 1979) In the HBM, both barriers to and perceived benefits of a behavior lead to the likelihood of taking recommended action (as do other components such as perceived threat).

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