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August 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

August 2012

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   Join Sherry Lebed
   Davis in a
   around Healthy–
   Steps, a worldwide
   providing unique
   wellness programs


   Research Tested

   2011/2012 Cancer
   Trends Progress
   Report Available

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Research to Reality

Sherry Lebed Davis

Join Sherry Lebed Davis in a discussion around Healthy-Steps, a worldwide organization providing unique wellness programs

The National Cancer Institute’s Research to Reality (R2R) Program is delighted to welcome Sherry Lebed Davis, a world-renowned motivational speaker and movement specialist, to the R2R community this month.  She is the co-founder of Healthy-Steps, the most recent Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) to be added to NCI’s RTIPs website. Would you like to learn more about this program and download the free program materials? Do you have questions about adapting and implementing Healthy-Steps in your community? Find out more.

Join us for the Research to Reality (R2R) Fall cyber-seminar series, in which we will explore issues of practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice. The series will kick off on September 11 with Dr. Larry Green and Dr. Michael Potter discussing relevant issues and opportunities for practice-based evidence and exploring the example of the FLU-FOBT and FLU-FIT programs. In October and November, we will continue to examine this important topic as we highlight and learn from the six pairs of public health professionals participating in the R2R Mentorship Program and hear their lessons for incorporating evidence into their programs and, in turn, contributing their own evidence to the field. October will focus on implementing evidence-based interventions within healthcare systems and in November, we turn our focus to working with communities to adapt evidence-based interventions. Register for the September session today! https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars


Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Healthy Steps
The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The programmatic materials include the following: 1) Healthy Steps Implementation Guide; and 2) Lebed Method Instructor Training Website: http://training.gohealthysteps.com. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the quality of life improved significantly in the intervention group compared to the control group.

2011/2012 Cancer Trends Progress Report Available

The National Cancer Institute is pleased today to announce its 2011/2012 release of the Cancer Trends Progress Report. The report summarizes our nation’s progress against cancer in relation to the Healthy People 2020 targets developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The revised report, published every other year, is intended for policy makers, researchers, clinicians, and public health service providers, and offers updated national trends data in a user-friendly format.

Report features:

  • Quick tutorial to ease navigation and downloading of materials within the report
  • Updated “Trends-at-a-Glance” snapshot
  • Links to NCI’s State Cancer Profiles’ state- and county-level data
  • Data, graphs, and slides that are easy to download*
  • Links to Healthy People 2020 materials
  • Links to colorectal cancer mortality projections
  • Custom print report features
  • Open text search capability
  • Fully accessible to persons with disabilities 

The report provides user-friendly access to data figures and graphs that can be downloaded into PowerPoint presentations and Word documents (e.g. manuscripts, grant applications).

The Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2011/ 2012 Update can be viewed online at http://progressreport.cancer.gov/ . General questions about the report may be directed to progressreporthelp@mail.nih.gov.


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