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Web-Enabled Analysis Tool (WEAT): CDC has released 2005-2010 BRFSS data on the online WEAT allowing analyses to be conducted (logistical or cross-tabulation analyses).

Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping: The project is designed to present information about cancer cases in the state as well as the location of environmental facilities.

New Data: The New York State Cancer Registry released 2012 data on April 24, 2015. The most recent cancer incidence, mortality and prevalence statistics for New York can be found by clicking on the link.

Sunburn and Sun Protective Behaviors Among Adults Aged 18-29 Years- United States, 2000-2010:The CDC and National Cancer Institute analyzed data from five different National Health Interview Survey years. The results indicate that protective behaviors have increased, but sunburn prevalence remains high.

General Resources

Action Guide for Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Control Coalitions: NACCHO's action guide contains lessons learned from local health officials who have successfully implemented local coalitions to reduce the cancer burden in their communities.

CDC Resources for Skin Cancer Prevention:The CDC offers access to its latest research; general resources and the answers to many frequently asked questions.Click on the link to access.

CDC Skin Cancer Prevention Fact Sheets:These fact sheets list strategies for parents, teachers, employers, and parks and recreation staff to help promote UV safety.

CSP Resource Guide- August 2013 The NYS Department of Health's Cancer Services Program has released this updated guide containing resources that can be used to promote awareness about the importance of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and improve the quality of cancer screening-related care received by New Yorkers.

The Community Guide: A free resource providing evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Prevention Services Task Force to help identify approaches and policies for improving health in the community.

Hepatitis Resource Center:The CDC offers on their website resources to help prevent Hepatitis.These include Health Professional Tools, Patient Education Materials, Training Resources and more.Click on the link to access these resources.

Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool: This interactive tool was designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, San Francisco, to estimate a person’s absolute risk of developing invasive melanoma.This is to help clinicians identify individuals at increased risk of melanoma in order to plan appropriate screening interventions with them.

Policy Brief on Affordable Care Act: A new policy brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation explains the key issues in the Supreme Court's recent ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.

The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer:This calls on partners in prevention from various sectors across the nation to address skin cancer as a major public health problem.Click on the link to access the call to action and resources on: ultraviolet exposure, sun safety, indoor tanning, and skin cancer and prevention tools.

Sun Safety for America’s Youth Toolkit:A CDC resource for comprehensive cancer control programs interested in engaging schools and other education partners in sun safety efforts.

Reducing Indoor Tanning Among Minors:This CDC publication provides information about indoor tanning among minors and potential strategies for reducing indoor tanning among minors in your community.

HPV Related Cancers and HPV Vaccination Rates in NYS: The NYS Cancer Registry has summarized data in this report presenting counts and rates for HPV related cancers in NYS by sex, race/ethnicity, and location. The report also compares state cancer data to national data and summarizes data on HPV vaccination rates.

“Information for Action #2015-02: The HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention. Routine Vaccination in Adolescents Can Prevent Future Cancers”: This report (found under the Cancerheading) summarizes state-level data from the 2013 National Immunization Survey and suggests strategies for public health professionals to decrease the burden of HPV related disease.

Tobacco StatShot:The NYS Department of Health has recently released a Tobacco StatShot detailing the percentage of smokers in NY who were asked, advised or assisted by their health care providers regarding their tobacco use.

 

Survivor Resources

Assessment of the Status of a National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship in the USA: First assessment of the National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship strategies and their alignment with domestic survivorship activities.

Pocket Cancer Guide Mobile App

Comfort Zone Camp: A free bereavement camp (in NJ) for children and young adults who have experienced the death of a parent, guardian or sibling.

Tools for Health Care Professionals: Cancer survivorship care tools and resources for providers, organizations and communities provided by the National Cancer Survivorship Research Center. This includes access to an e-learning series for primary care providers, a guide detailing indicators and outcome measures used to monitor success of survivorship programs, a tool to help health care professionals talk to survivors about resources available, and more.

Tools for the Policy and Advocacy Community:Cancer survivorship care resources for policy makers, decision-makers and cancer survivor advocates.This includes a white paper to educate policy makers on cancer survivorship issues and priority areas for improving survivorship care and Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Facts and Figures.

ASCO Cancer Survivorship Compendium:This has been developed to serve as a repository of tools and resources to enable oncology providers to implement or improve survivorship care within their practices.

The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS):The CCSS is a component of the Long Term Follow Up Study begun in 1994 and is a collaborative, multi-institutional study funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute and funds from ALSAC (St. Jude fundraising organization).The CCSS is composed of individuals who survived five or more years after diagnosis for cancer, leukemia, tumor, or similar illness diagnosed during childhood or adolescence.Recruitment is currently underway for 15,000 survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed between 1987 and 1999 and an additional 4,000 siblings of survivors to serve as a comparison group. Click on the link to view more and to access data tables from the study.

Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care:This is a one-stop repository for primary care providers to quickly access resources for medical information and clinical guidance.This site was funded by the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Research Network Cancer Communication Research Center.

 

 

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