GMaP Region 3

1701053Pp_CPR17_CongBrief_EBVid_305x170_1AACR Releases Cancer Progress Report

On Sept. 13, 2017, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2017 at a Congressional Briefing in Washington DC. This seventh edition of the report chronicles how we are rapidly harnessing decades of research discoveries to save and improve lives. As a result, in the United States, the overall cancer death rate is declining, and more and more people are surviving longer after a cancer diagnosis. Download the report.

CDC Releases Vital Signs Report

vitalsigns-download-factsheet-285pxThe CDC has released their report linking overweight and obesity to 13 different types of cancer. 

An excerpt:

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Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of Americans don’t know that overweight and obesity can increase their risk for cancer.

Key points:

  • Two in three US adults weigh more than recommended.
  • Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 types of cancer.
  • More than 630,000 people in the US are diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity.

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Updates from GMaP Region 3

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comments

September 12 2017

September 12, 2017 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force seeks comments on a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for cervical cancer. The Task Force recommends screening most women ages 21 to 65 years for cervical [...]

Cancer Epidemiologist Opening

August 31 2017

Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas is seeking cancer epidemiologists for faculty positions at all levels. The individuals will have the opportunity to collaborate with geneticists, biologists, and clinicians in the Cancer Center and its affiliated hospitals (Texas Children’s, [...]

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