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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.

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Screen for Life

The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Chronic Disease Control used data to drive its planning, implementation and evaluation of the 2014 Screen for Life public awareness campaign.  This campaign used data to identify 14 counties for media use based on low screening rates and high Hispanic populations, to determine preferred types of media to use, and to evaluate the campaign compared to previous years.  To read about this initiative and how data helped, click here.

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Recent Resources

Data Provided by the New York State Cancer Registry:

  • The New York State Cancer Registry website provides county-level incidence and mortality by gender for approximately 25 separate cancer sites.  Incidence for New York City neighborhoods, selected cities in New York State and selected areas of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties is also reported.  Incidence and mortality trends by year from 1976 are provided for the 5 NYC boroughs.  Trend information for “upstate” (i.e., non-NYC) counties id provided by 5-year time periods beginning in 1976.  Incidence and mortality information by race is provided for counties with large non-White populations.  Cancer incidence by SIP code within each county is also provided for colorectal, female breast, lung, and prostate cancers for 2005-2009.
  • New York State Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS)- Cancer Indicators provides annual county-level incidence and mortality counts and average annual rates (based on the most recent three years for which data are available) for key cancer sites, by eight geographic regions within the state.  Both crude and age-adjusted rates are provided in both table and map form.  The information is updated annual (post release from the NYS Cancer Registry).
  • County Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI)- Cancer Indicators provides total counts and crude and age-adjusted rates for key cancer sites for the most recent three-year period for which data are available.  County rates are compared to New York State, New York State excluding New York City for “upstate” counties, or New York City for “city” county/boroughs, with county rankings included.  Information is updated annually (post release from the NYS Cancer Registry).
  • County Health Indicators by Race/Ethnicity (CHIRE)- provides county-level, age-adjusted rates for the most recent three-year period for which data are available by race/ethnicity for lung cancer incidence, colorectal cancer mortality, female breast cancer mortality, and cervix uteri cancer mortality.  Percent early state colorectal cancer, female breast cancer and cervical cancer by race/ethnicity is also reported.  Information is updated annually (post release from the NYS Cancer Registry).
  • Maps of Cancer Incidence by County- provide age-adjusted cancer incidence rates by county and gender for all cancer sites combined and for 23 types of cancer.  Information is for 2007-2011.
  • Environmental Facilities and Cancer Mapping presents information about cancer cases in New York State as well as the location of environmental facilities. Maps show the number of people diagnosed with cancer in small geographic areas highlighting areas where cancer is higher or lower than expected.  Information is for 2005-2009.
  • Skin Cancer in New York State provides county and NYC-neighborhood level incidence of melanoma by gender.  Information is updated annually.
  • Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (Expanded BRFSS) is a random-digit-dialed telephone survey among adults 18 years of age and older.  County-specific information is collected on tobacco use, physical inactivity, diet, use of cancer screening services, prostate cancer prevalence, and other factors linked to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality.  Current posted information is for 2008-2009.  Updated information for 2013-2014 is in process.
  • Screening Amenable Cancers in New York State contains county-level information on mammogram, Pap, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy screening as well as incidence of late-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer.  Information is for 2006-2010.
  • Tobacco-related Cancers in New York State provides county-level incidence of oral cavity and pharynx cancer, esophageal cancer, larynx cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, and prevalence of current smoking among adults.  Information is for 2006-2010.

United States Census Data show demographic, economic and geographic factors that can affect cancer incidence and mortality on a national, state and county level.  Quick Facts, on the Census homepage provides statewide information on general age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, median household income and persons below the poverty area.  County information can also be viewed through Quick Facts.  Small Area Health Insurance Estimates allows a viewer to see the percentage of people (by age, race, sex and income) insured or uninsured.  Information can be viewed in a chart, on a map, or through graphs. 

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T., a web portal sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides access to data and research-tested resources to help planners, program staff, and researchers design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.  In the State Cancer Profiles, you can create interactive graphs and maps showing 5-year rate changes in cancer mortality or incidence for many cancer sites, historic trends in mortality and incidence, comparative data displays of relationships across geography or interactive maps for states and counties showing mortality and incidence.

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors and inadequate physical activity.   Youth Online: High School YRBS allows you to view by table or graph, data for NYS.  Data can be filtered by health topic, race/ethnicity or grade.

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

NYSCC Member Program Directory: If your program is not listed, click on the link to provide information. The next edition of the Directory is due out January 2015.

Member Survey: We are planning to offer webinars on various topics in 2015 and would like your help in determining topic areas of interest.  Please take a minute or two to fill out the following webinar interest survey by clicking on the link.

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Friday, November 28, 2014
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