Updated Cancer Disparity Info

Examples of Cancer Disparities Although cancer incidence and mortality overall are declining in all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, certain groups continue to be at increased risk of developing or dying from particular cancers. Some key cancer incidence and mortality disparities among U.S. racial/ethnic groups include: African Americans have higher death rates than all other groups for many, although not all, cancer types. African American women are much more likely than white women to die of breast cancer. The mortality gap is widening as the incidence rate in African American women, which in the past had been lower than that…

Environment, Epigenetics and Cancer: How to Cultivate the Connections

UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion and the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace Fall 2016 event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month titled Environment, Epigenetics and Cancer: How to Cultivate the Connections Monday October 24, 2016 12- 2 pm Student Union Theater Auditorium on the Storrs Campus Keynote Presentation by Mary Beth Terry, PhD “Breast Cancer Susceptibility : Rethinking the role of the environment and methods to improve risk assessment” Professor, Department of Epidemiology Mailman School of Public Health and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbia University, New York Accumulating evidence has shown the…

Survivorship Care Plan White Paper

White Paper to CoC regarding Standard 3.3 Survivorship Care Plan Background The Connecticut Cancer Partnership is the coalition recognized by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the concepts of comprehensive cancer control, through collaborative planning and prioritized activities with its member organizations. It has developed a series of multi-year state cancer plans. The Partnership has membership representing over 150 organizations in Connecticut with cancer control as their common interest. We are at the mid-point of the 2014 – 2017 Plan, which has prioritized adoption of survivorship care plans as a key objective. The Partnership’s Survivorship…

HPV vaccination could prevent over 90 percent of cancers caused by HPV infections

National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2015 HPV vaccination could prevent over 90 percent of cancers caused by HPV infections, but many preteens and teens are not getting HPV vaccine during the same visit they get other routinely recommended vaccines. While it is occurring at a slow pace, HPV vaccination is becoming more routine.  Six out of 10 teen girls (63 percent) and five out of 10 teen boys (50 percent) in the United States have started the HPV vaccination series (i.e., received at least one dose of HPV…

Study Hints at HPV Vaccine’s Cancer Prevention Promise:School Based Program in Canada

MONDAY, July 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to prevent abnormalities that can lead to cervical cancer, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that young women who received the vaccine through a school-based program were less likely to have such abnormalities when screened for cervical cancer than those who did not receive the vaccine. The young women were screened less than 10 years after they received their first HPV vaccine. The findings are from the province of Alberta. In 2008, Alberta introduced HPV vaccination for grade 5 girls (aged 10-11) and a three-year catch-up…