April 2013 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter
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Join Hans Diehl in a discussion around the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
The National Cancer Institute’s Research to Reality (R2R) Program is delighted to welcome Hans Diehl, a leader in the emerging field of lifestyle medicine, to the R2R community this month. Dr. Diehl is the founder of CHIP, a lifestyle modification course designed to improve nutrition and reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This program was recently posted on NCI’s Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website. Visit the RTIPs website to read the program summary and download the free program materials. Do you have questions about adapting and implementing this program in your community or workplace setting? Join Dr. Diehl on R2R to share your thoughts and experiences. Find out more.
Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar: May 21, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Join us as we explore two exciting tools and resources for health rankings and assessment. This session will highlight the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a collaboration between Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Additionally, we will unveil a new tool being developed by the National Cancer Institute which helps users assess and communicate the variance in rankings for cancer incidence and mortality data through interactive charts and maps. More Information and Registration.
The program is designed to promote healthy dietary habits to reduce obesity among adults. The programmatic materials include the following: 1) Implementation Guide; and 2) CHIP Participant Toolkit. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the intervention group increased their servings per day of vegetable, fruit, and whole grain significantly higher than the control group.
Public Comment on Draft Evidence Report and Draft Recommendation Statement
Screening for Oral Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today its draft Recommendation Statement on screening for oral cancer. The draft Recommendation Statement is available for review and public comment from April 9 through May 6, 2013. To review the draft Recommendation Statement and submit comments, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm.
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today its draft Evidence Report and draft Recommendation Statement on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer. The draft Evidence Report and draft Recommendation Statement are both available for review and public comment from April 2 through April 29, 2013. To review the draft Evidence Report and draft Recommendation Statement and submit comments, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm.
Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today for public comment its draft Recommendation Statement on medications for risk reduction of primary breast cancer in women. The draft Recommendation Statement is available for review and public comment from April 16 through May 13, 2013. To review the draft Recommendation Statement and submit comments, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfcomment.htm.
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