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State Cancer Profiles Data Releases
New NCI SEER and CDC NPCR incidence data through 2010 are now available. Additional data on the site include prevalence data for all cancer sites combined, U.S mortality through 2010, 2011 screening and risk factors data from BRFSS and 2010-2011 smoking data from TUS-CPS. Visit statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov to take advantage of new and existing features.
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Call for Abstracts – November 2013 Cyber-Seminar
NCI and R2R invite you to share your experiences implementing cancer control and prevention programs/interventions that use new and social media tools in an innovative and effective way. The submissions will be reviewed by an NCI panel and two to three will be selected for presentation during the November 19, 2013 Research to Reality cyber-seminar. Others may be shared through a related online discussion forum on R2R. Applications and guidelines can be found here (http://bit.ly/1brT7ik). Submissions are due August 15th, 2013. For more information contact us at email@example.com or post your questions and thoughts on the R2R discussion forum.
Suggestions for future R2R Cyber-Seminar Topics
Do you have a suggestion for other topics you would like to learn more about during a future R2R cyber-seminar? Let us know! We are currently putting together the 2014 schedule of sessions and we would love to hear from you. Email your ideas for session topics (and speakers) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities and discussions on Research to Reality this month!
- We are excited to highlight our RTIPS Featured Partner, Dr. Michele Polacsek! Read our interview with Dr. Polacsek and her thoughts on adapting and implementing “Keep ME Healthy”. Dr. Polacsek echoes many of the points raised by the R2R community with regard to program champions and implementing programs in times of limited resources. Share your thoughts and questions in her related discussion.
- Is your cancer coalition working to educate and inform key decision makers? Don’t miss this month’s Coalition Corner! Share your experiences with Leslie Given and Karin Holman as they discuss how coalitions are increasingly adopting policy, systems and environmental (PSE) planning and implementation models. Join the discussion.
- More than 200 people joined us for our July cyber-seminar on the role of primary care in cancer control. How do you integrate primary care physicians into your cancer control activities? Do you have a question for our speakers? View the archive and join the discussion.
- Is your organization, coalition, institute or center planning a meeting for this fall? Highlight your work on R2R by submitting it to the Events calendar!
The Community Guide
The Community Guide recently posted the following information related to cancer control and prevention on www.thecommunityguide.org:
- The Community Preventive Service Task Force (Task Force) ratified a new finding for Preventing Skin Cancer: Child Care Center-Based Interventions. Based on an updated Community Guide systematic review, the Task Force Recommends this intervention, a change from their previous Insufficient Evidence finding.
- New Community Guide What Works fact sheets became available in July. Two of the fact sheets summarize Task Force findings for obesity and physical activity interventions (other new fact sheets do the same for vaccination and violence prevention interventions).
The program is designed for pediatric primary care practices to promote healthy dietary habits and increase physical activity to reduce obesity. The intervention programmatic materials are found on the website. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the health providers at the intervention sites significantly increased their counseling and discussions regarding obesity risk behaviors than the control sites.
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