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April 2014 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter

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April 2014

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COLLABORATION

 

 

 

 

 

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar Series

 

 

 

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RESEARCH SYNTHESIS

 

 

 

 

 

Final Research Plan: Screening for Colorectal Cancer

 

 

 

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PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

Tiny Tastes

 

 

 

 

 

Alleviating Depression Among Patients with Cancer (ADAPt-C)

 

 

 

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COLLABORATION:

Research To Reality

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar Series
Multilevel Interventions to Increase Physical Activity & Improve Nutrition and Create Change in Communities May 13, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm EDT

Our May NCI cyber-seminar will highlight two exciting interventions that are creating healthy communities by implementing policy and environmental changes that have a lasting impact. The session will focus on how policies, systems, and environments in communities that make healthy choices easy, safe, and affordable can have a positive impact on the way people live, learn, work and play. Our speakers will discuss their experiences and how partnerships with community leaders in education, government, transportation, and business are essential in creating sustainable change to reduce the burden of chronic disease. More Information and Registration,

Join the discussion from our April NCI cyber-seminar: Integrating Cancer Control into Chronic Disease Programs: What Works and Why? and the informative follow up on the similarities of national cancer planning in the global arena.


RESEARCH SYNTHESIS:

Final Research Plan: Screening for Colorectal Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a final Research Plan on screening for colorectal cancer. The draft Research Plan for this topic was posted for public comment from January 9 to February 5, 2014. The Task Force reviewed all of the comments that were submitted and took them into consideration as it finalized the Research Plan. To view the final research plan, please visit: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf14/coloncan/coloncanfinalresplan.htm.


PROGRAMS:

Tiny Tastes

The program is designed to increase vegetable consumption. The intervention programmatic materials are available through the program website. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the intervention group reported a significant increase in consumption of the target vegetable compared to the control group.

Alleviating Depression Among Patients with Cancer (ADAPt-C)

The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers. The intervention programmatic materials are available through the program website.  A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest; the patients in the intervention group reported a significant decrease in depression symptoms and improvement in quality of life. Posted March 2014.


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