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Cancer Disparities

June 2012 Cancer Control PLANET e-newsletter

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools – Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Links to comprehensive cancer control resources for public health professionals

June 2012

Inside this Issue…


   State Cancer Profiles –

   New animated videos help
   obesity researchers
   navigate NCCOR’s online


   Research to Reality


   Research Tested
   Intervention Programs

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P.L.A.N.E.T. Updates


State Cancer Profiles − NEW RELEASES

New SEER and NPCR incidence data through 2009 are now available. The U.S. mortality data through 2009 are also available. Updates are expected for prevalence and demographic data in the near future. For more information, contact Antoinette Percy–Laurry at percyl@mail.nih.gov.

New animated videos help obesity researchers navigate NCCOR’s online tools

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is excited to announce the release of two demonstration videos on NCCOR’s online tools: the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and the Measures Registry. The animated videos describe the purpose and functions of these tools and demonstrate how to navigate the catalogue and registry to search for relevant measures‚ data resources, or surveillance systems. Check out the videos at: http://nccor.org/resources/nccor/videos.php.

Designed to help researchers more easily investigate childhood obesity in America, the Catalogue provides one-stop access for users to review, sort, and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and the evaluation of policy and environmental interventions. The Registry is a portfolio of more than 800 measures related to diet and physical activity. The tool allows researchers to more efficiently find and select measures that are critical to accelerating obesity prevention research.

NCCOR is a collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Through the collective efforts of these organizations, NCCOR aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of research on childhood obesity.

Please visit www.nccor.org for more information about the videos, a full list of NCCOR projects, upcoming events, and childhood obesity research highlights.


Research to Reality

Summer is here, and we all know what that means – plenty of BBQ’s, beach time, and outdoor events to fill the longer days. Research to Realityis a great place to spend some time this summer! Make R2R your “stay-cation” destination.

Join us for these and other collaborative learning opportunities on R2R this summer.


Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Program (CCSIP)
The program is designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among African American adults. The intervention includes the following:

    • Implementation Protocol
    • Facilitator’s Manual
    • Down Home Health Living (recipe book)
    • Facilitator Training Slide Presentation
    • Sample Facilitator Training Agenda

A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention‚ and at posttest, the intervention group was significantly more likely to undergo colorectal cancer screening and show an increase in knowledge in colorectal cancer prevention compared to the control group.

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