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Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer

Details: Health Physics 2013; 105(6):561-75. [PubMed Abstract] AGNIR. 2012. Health effects from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Report from the Independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation. In Documents of the Health Protection Agency R, Chemical and Environmental Hazards. RCE 20, Health …

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Managing Cancer Care

Details: Most health care facilities have someone who can help. As you prepare your advance directives, you should talk about your decisions with family members and loved ones and explain the reasons behind your choices. It's hard to talk about these issues. But the …

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Cell Phones and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

Details: Environmental Health Perspectives 2018; 126(7):077007. [PubMed Abstract] Guxens M, Vermeulen R, Steenkamer I, et al. Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, screen time, and emotional and behavioural problems in 5-year-old children. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2018 Oct 9. pii: S1438-4639(18)30502-9. [PubMed Abstract]

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Emotional Support for Young People with Cancer

Details: Mental health experts who specialize in caring for young people can counsel you, as well as provide strategies and relaxation techniques that are tailored to you. Experts on your treatment team may include psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and psychiatrists. Ask about age-specific support groups and programs.

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Social Determinants of Health

Details: Social Determinants of Health. Social Determinants of Health. Video of webinar for public health professionals introducing the concept of social determinants of health …

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Artificial Intelligence

Details: Integration of AI technology in cancer care could improve accuracy and speed of diagnosis, aid clinical decision-making, and lead to better health outcomes. NCI invests in supporting research, developing infrastructure, and training the workforce to help achieve these goals and more.

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Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet

Details: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a component of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and is the Federal agency responsible for health and safety regulations in maritime, construction, manufacturing, and service workplaces. OSHA established regulations dealing with asbestos exposure on the job, specifically in

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Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk

Details: Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 2005; 60(5):249–256. [PubMed Abstract] Turati F, Pelucchi C, Galeone C, Decarli A, La Vecchia C. Personal hair dye use and bladder cancer: a meta-analysis. Annals of Epidemiology 2014; 24(2),151–159. [PubMed Abstract] Andrew AS, Schned AR, Heaney JA, Karagas MR.

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Trichloroethylene

Details: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological Profile for Trichloroethylene (Update). U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA. 2014. Also available online. Last accessed May 25, 2018. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

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Sample Grant Applications Division of Cancer Control and

Details: Sample Grant Applications. Funding Webinar. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) frequently receives requests for examples of funded grant applications. Several investigators and their organizations agreed to let Implementation Science (IS) post excerpts of their dissemination and implementation (D&I) grant applications online.

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Constructs and Measures for Health Behavior Division of

Details: This website provides definitions of major theoretical constructs employed in health behavior research, and information about the best measures of these constructs. This resource is designed for health behavior researchers in public health, health communications, nursing, psychology, and related fields.

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Coal Tar and Coal-Tar Pitch

Details: OSHA provides detailed safety and health information about coal-tar pitch to the public. Selected References: National Toxicology Program. Coal Tars and Coal-Tar Pitches, Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition. Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety, 2016. Also available online. Last accessed December 28, 2018.

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Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk

Details: Although the short-term health effects of formaldehyde exposure are well known, less is known about its potential long-term health effects. In 1980, laboratory studies showed that exposure to formaldehyde could cause nasal cancer in rats. This finding raised the question of whether formaldehyde exposure could also cause cancer in humans.

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Perceived Benefits Division of Cancer Control and

Details: The perceived benefit construct is included in many health behavior models. For example, it is one of the four major predictors of health-related behavior in the Health Belief Model (Hochbaum 1958). The health-related behavior is an action which is related to decreasing the risk of a certain disease outcome.

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Medical Record Forms SEER Training

Details: Medical Record Forms Forms used to record information in a medical record. Following is a list of most forms, records notes, and summary sheets which may be found in your hospital's medical record.The names are self-explanatory.

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Research Areas: Prevention

Details: The Future of Cancer Prevention Research. Many opportunities exist to make greater progress in cancer prevention. Just as we are increasingly able to identify the best treatments for a person’s cancer based on the genetic abnormalities of their tumor, fully characterizing a person’s genetic makeup and understanding their environmental exposures over time will enable us to tailor

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Details: NCI's Dictionary of Cancer Terms provides easy-to-understand definitions for words and phrases related to cancer and medicine.

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Prescribing Exercise as Cancer Treatment

Details: Updated guidelines on exercise for those living with cancer and cancer survivors were recently released by an expert panel. In this conversation, panel co-chair Dr. Kathryn Schmitz discusses the research findings connecting physical activity with improved cancer outcomes and what these new guidelines mean for health care providers and survivors.

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SEER Linked Databases

Details: SEER-Medicare database of elderly persons with cancer is useful for epidemiologic and health services research. SEER-MHOS has health-related quality of life information about elderly persons with cancer. SEER-CAHPS database has clinical, survey, and health services information on people with cancer.

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Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting

Details: The immediate health benefits of quitting smoking are substantial: Heart rate and blood pressure, which are abnormally high while smoking, begin to return to normal. Within a few hours, the level of carbon monoxide in the blood begins to decline. (Carbon monoxide reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen.)

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Making Data Talk

Details: Sharing information with the public is now one of the standard responsibilities of scientists and public health practitioners, such as epidemiologists, researchers, statisticians, health care providers, public relations officers, and others. Communication is a complex process that involves a series of choices about how to convey what

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Perceived Severity Division of Cancer Control and

Details: The Health Belief Model (HBM) (Hochbaum, 1958) was developed to understand the uptake of prevention and early detection behaviours, such as attendance at x-ray screening for tuberculosis. The HBM proposes that perceived vulnerability to disease and disease severity combine to form ‘threat’, and that threat perception motivates action.

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Understanding Prostate Changes

Details: The prostate is a small gland in men. It is part of the male reproductive system.The prostate is about the size and shape of a walnut. It sits low in the pelvis, below the bladder and just in front of the rectum.The prostate helps make semen, the milky fluid that carries sperm from the testicles through the penis when a man ejaculates.The prostate surrounds part of the urethra, a tube that

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Diet History Questionnaire III (DHQ III) EGRP/DCCPS/NCI/NIH

Details: The nutrient and food group database [CSV - 2.30 MB] for DHQ III is based on a compilation of national 24-hour dietary recall data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) conducted in 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12, and 2013-14 among those 19 years or older. Use in younger age groups is not appropriate given that the food

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Health Disparities Division of Cancer Control and

Details: Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of cancer and related adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups. These population groups may be characterized by gender, age, race, ethnicity, education, income, social class, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation.

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Cancer Survivors and Physical Activity Cancer Trends

Details: To enhance the length and health-related quality of life of cancer survivors, efforts are needed to encourage adequate physical activity. Physical activity may improve treatment outcomes and reduce the risk of developing several types of cancer, including breast, colon, and endometrium (lining of the uterus).

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Health and Well-Being After Cancer Division of Cancer

Details: Health and Well Being After Cancer. Explore links to resources that may help you enhance your health and well-being after cancer treatment. The resources below address emotional concerns, nutrition and physical activity, peer-to-peer support, practical concerns, and testing for cancer.

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Health Surveys Division of Cancer Control and Population

Details: Health Information National Trends Survey. The Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) is a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey of American adults that utilizes self-administered mail questionnaires to monitor the health information environment and assess how people access and use health-related information and technology.

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Cigar Smoking and Cancer

Details: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, 2000. [PubMed Abstract]

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Perceived Barriers to Self-Management and Preventive

Details: The health belief model (HBM) was one of the earliest to prominently feature perceived barriers (Becker et al., 1979) In the HBM, both barriers to and perceived benefits of a behavior lead to the likelihood of taking recommended action (as do other components such as perceived threat).

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Multilevel Interventions Across the Cancer Care Continuum

Details: health care organizations respond to environmental influences, such as national and state health policies and programs, advocacy groups, community demographics, and health care markets. Health services research related to cancer has traditionally examined the role of individual

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About Cancer Health Disparities

Details: Cancer health disparities are adverse differences between certain groups in cancer measures, such as: Incidence (new cases) Prevalence (all existing cases) Morbidity (cancer-related health complications) Mortality (deaths) Survivorship and quality of life after cancer treatment. Burden of cancer or related health conditions. Screening rates.

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Health Disparities Research Contacts in DCCPS Division

Details: Health services research; Veronica Chollette [email protected] 240-276-6969: Cancer screening; Wen-ying Sylvia Chou [email protected] 240-276-6954: Immigrant health (health and immigration reform) Health and human rights; Mixed methods and systems approach; Health literacy; Global burden of disease; Kathy Cronin [email protected] 240

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Qualitative Methods In Implementation Science

Details: The field extends beyond healthcare into health behavior and promotion, including public and population health (Leeman et al., 2017), as well as education, policy, and other fields. The evidence-based interventions that are the focus of implementation science in healthcare include programs,

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Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health

Details: Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (IRINAH), a network of principal investigators and their partners, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was launched in 2011 through a program titled “Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in …

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Training & Education Division of Cancer Control and

Details: The Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) was developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help build capacity in dissemination and implementation research. TIDIRH was held annually from 2011 through 2015 as a residential training program.

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Future of Cancer Health Economics Research Conference

Details: Cancer, in addition to impacts on morbidity, mortality, and quality of life, has substantial economic consequences. The medical care costs for cancer in the U.S. were $183 billion in 2015 and are projected to increase to $246 billion in 2030. Other cancer-related costs across the care continuum may be less well understood.

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Understanding Prostate Changes: A Health Guide for Men

Details: Understanding Prostate Changes is a health guide for men. It has information about prostate cancer symptoms, risk factors, and the PSA screening test. Other prostate conditions, such as BPH and prostatitis, are also discussed. Also included are tips to help you prepare for your doctor’s visit

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Health Problems Common among AYA Cancer Survivors

Details: The most common health problems were similar among AYA cancer survivors and the comparison group, and included high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and thyroid disorders. However, the risk of these problems was higher among cancer survivors. The conditions for which risk was increased the most among survivors of AYA cancer were

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Secondhand Tobacco Smoke (Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Details: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006.

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Theories Project: Improving Theories of Health Behavior

Details: Theory at a Glance: Application to Health Promotion and Health Behavior (Second Edition), describes influential theories of health-related behaviors, processes of shaping behavior, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behavior.It complements existing resources that offer tools, techniques, and model programs for practice; and makes health behavior theory accessible and

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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related

Details: This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cessation, relapse, morbidity, and mortality—and the implications for future research and implementation of effective strategies.

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Overview 3rd NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities

Details: Cancer health disparities affect millions of people across the United States. Disparities in cancer burden are evident by geography, race/ethnicity, genetic ancestry, immigrant status, culture, gender, sexual orientation (LGBTQ+), and socioeconomic class, among other factors.

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