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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.
The New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program is turning New York blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March 2014. Colorectal cancer is the #2 cause of cancer related death in the United States. By helping to turn New York blue, you can raise awareness about the importance of screening for this preventable, treatable, beatable disease. There is much that you and your organization can do to help support this initiative. Click on the link to view our Main Streets Go Blue page on our website for information on how you can help, and for resources to use in your efforts.
If you or your organization are planning event around colorectal cancer screening/awareness or around Main Streets Go Blue, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Trends in Current Tobacco Product Use among High School Students in New York State: The New York State Deparmtnet of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control has analyzed data from the New York State Youth Tobacco Survey, 2000-2012 to look at trends in any current tobacco use over time. This includes the use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars or hookah on at least one day in the past 30 days. Analysis shows that cigarette use has declined significantly (11.9%, 2012), but other tobacco use is on the rise (16.7%, 2012). Overall, tobacco use has come down since 2000, but is beginning to plateau (21.8%, 2012). To view this and other stat shots, click on the link.
President's Cancer Panel Call to Action: This report outlines the case for HPV vaccination and the urgency for action. Three goals to accelerate HPV vaccine uptake are disucussed, including: reduce missed clinical opportunities to recommend and administer HPV vaccines; increase parents', caregivers', and adolescents' acceptance of HPV vaccines; and maxmize access to HPV vaccination services. To view the full report, click on the link.
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers: The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center has designed a new e-learning series that features content on the role of clinical generalists and specialists in providing follow-up care to cancer survivors. Free continuing education credits are available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. New content will be added on a rolling basis.
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NYSCC Member Program Directory: The NYSCC is currently compiling a directory of programs being done by member organizations. All information is self-reported and will be shared in a publication on the NYSCC website. The directory can be used to facilitate collaboration among members and other interested parties in order to ensure that the goals of the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2012-2017 are met. Click on the link to share your program.
Prescription for Radon: A webcast is now available to provide detailed information on the health risks of radon, the prevalence of radon in New York State, and how to appropriately communicate the risk of lung cancer due to radon to their patients. This program available through the University at Albany School of Public Health offers CME and CECH.
2014 Survivorship Research Conference and Survivor Advocate Program: The 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, entitled” Advancing Survivorship through Multilevel Collaborations” will be held on June 18-20, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Researchers, clinicians, cancer survivors, advocates, program planners, policy-makers and public health experts will be brought together to prevent, discuss and disseminate cancer survivorship research.
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