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Cancer Disparities

September 2012 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. 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

September 2012

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   Research to Reality


   Community Guide
   “What Works:
    Tobacco Use”
    Fact Sheet
    from The
    Community Guide

   New Community
   Guide in Action

> U.S. Preventive
   Services Task

   for Ovarian


    Research Tested
    Programs RTIPs

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Research to Reality

Join us as we continue the Research to Reality (R2R) Fall cyber-seminar series and explore issues of practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice. The series will kicked 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.  The archived session is available on R2R.  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 October session today! https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars



Community Guide

Community Guide

Based on an updated Community Guide systematic review, “Preventing Skin Cancer: Primary and Middle School Interventions”, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) ratified the following finding.

The Task Force recommends primary and middle school interventions to prevent skin cancer, based on strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing sun-protective behaviors and decreasing ultraviolet exposure, sunburn incidence, and formation of new moles.

Based on the updated review, The Task Force recommendation was changed from sufficient to strong evidence of effectiveness. The review and findings have not yet been published in the scientific literature; however summaries are available on The Community Guide website.

“What Works: Tobacco Use” Fact Sheet from The Community Guide
The Community Guide released the first of its “What Works” fact sheets—colorful, easy-to-read summaries of Community Preventive Services Task Force findings on specific public health topics and the systematic reviews on which they are based. The first fact sheet is on tobacco use. Others are planned on different topics. You can print this public domain fact sheet from The Community Guide website to use as a handout for presentations, exhibits. or meetings: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/about/whatworks.html.

New Community Guide in Action Videos
Two 8 to 10 minute videos, relevant to cancer control, show how communities have used Community Preventive Services Task Force findings to make residents safer and healthier.  One of the programs described, Black Corals, has previously been featured in a R2R Cyber-Seminar and is available in the archive.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Ovarian Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued today its final recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please click Screening for Ovarian Cancer. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation statement in plain language is also available on this Web page. The final recommendation can also be found in the September 11 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.



Research Tested Intervention Programs(RTIPs)
Culturally Tailored Navigator Intervention Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening: The program is designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among adults through the use of a multilingual navigator program. The intervention includes the following: 1) Implementation Guide; 2) Take Control Brochure (English and Spanish); 3) Colorectal Cancer Screening Basic Fact Sheet (English and Spanish); 4) Navigator Training DVD (this DVD is available at http://blog.healthdialog.com/order-health-dialog-decision-aids/); and 5) Patient Contact Form. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the intervention group had significantly higher rate of colorectal cancer screening.

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