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Welcome to the New York State Cancer Consortium!

The New York State Cancer Consortium (NYSCC) is a network of individuals and organizations that collaborate to address the cancer burden in New York State. The NYSCC and its members are guided by the strategic plan, the NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2012-2017, which outlines objectives and suggested strategies to reduce the burden of cancer in NYS. We hope you use this site to learn more about cancer in New York and to further your own organization's efforts to decrease the cancer burden for all New Yorkers. To learn more about the NYSCC and the benefits of membership in the NYSCC click here.

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November 19th is the Great American Smokeout!

Find resources below to help promote this national event and to encourage those in your organization to quit smoking.

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Recent Resources

5 Tips for Healthy Skin: The Mayo Clinic provides 5 no-nonsense tips to prevent skin problems, including protecting yourself from the sun, not smoking, and eating a healthy diet.

Healthy Skin Matters:  The NIH provides information on the importance of healthy skin, what can go wrong, how to keep your skin healthy and more.

Great American Smokeout Tools and Resources:  This American Cancer Society webpage includes toolkits that provide graphics to download, social media posts, media suggestions, event ideas and more.

How Does Your Body Recover After Smoking?:  This infographic  provides information on improved health once one quits smoking.

Tobacco in the Workplace Infographic:  This infographic provides information on the cost of employees that smoke and what employers can do to encourage a smoke free environment.

Bureau of Tobacco Control Stat Shot:  Prevalence of cigarette smoking, Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), and Dual use by youth, young adults, and adults in NYS, 2014.  This StatShot shows that youth are using electronic cigarettes or ENDS at an alarming rate.

Screening for Cervical Cancer:  The US Preventive Services Task Force posted the final research plan on screening for cervical cancer.  To view the plan, click on the link.

BRFSS Report on Colorectal Cancer Screening in New York State:  The NYS Department of Health has announced the release of a new report based on 2013 data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).  According to the report, 69.5% of NYS adults (50-75 years) reported receiving colorectal cancer screening in accordance with current clinical guidelines.  For the full report, click on the link.

Moving from Understanding to Action on Health Equity: Social Determinants of Health Frameworks and THRIVE: This paper provides an overview of the development of THRIVE (Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments), and reviews its purposes and uses.

Childhood Cancer Fact Sheets:  The Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology of the NYSDOH has developed a set of fact sheets on childhood cancer and childhood cancer statistics to aid in understanding the disease in children.

Cancer Health Disparities Video Series:  This video presented by the NCI explains how cancer affects people from different populations and groups.

New ACS 2015 Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women of Average Risk: These new guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend that women with average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45.  To see the guidelines in its entirety, click on the link.

New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Dashboard. This interactive, web-based Dashboard will be used to monitor progress of cancer prevention and control efforts in NYS and to guide organizations working toward cancer prevention and control to areas most in need of intervention. The Dashboard provides information on twenty-four of the health promotion, cancer prevention and early detection indicators identified in the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2012-2017.

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Member Opportunities

NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Revision:  The NYSCC Steering Committee has begun to look at and plan for revision of the 2012-2017 NYS Comp. Cancer Plan.  There will be numerous opportunities for NYSCC members to take part, including reviewing current plan sections for updating and revising objectives.  Opportunities will be listed in the “Member Opportunities” section of the monthly BLAST emails.  Stay tuned!

Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Screening for Prostate Cancer:  The US Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft research plan on screening for prostate cancer which is available for review and public comment until November 25, 2015.  To review and submit comments, click on the link.

The NYS Department of Health's Breast Cancer Research and Education Program and the Health Research Science Board have announced an opportunity for breast cancer education funding. This RFA's purpose, accessible through the link provided, is to encourage development and implementation of innovative pilot projects in breast cancer risk reduction education. Applications are due by November 19, 2015.

NCI Program Project Grant Opportunity: This funding opportunity invites applications for investigator-initiated project grants with projects that may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and cancer control.  Applications due January 25, 2016.

The Facebook Challenge!  In order to increase our Facebook exposure, the NYSCC is challenging all NYSCC members to help us reach 299 likes by December 31, 2015.  Go in and like us on Facebook, send your colleagues or friends interested in cancer control an invite to like us.  Any member that becomes our 300th like will have their organization spotlighted in the January 2016 BLAST email and on the NYSCC homepage for the whole month of January.

NYSCC Member Program Directory: If your program is not listed, click on the link to provide information.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
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