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Research Areas: Cancer and Public Health

NCI supports research focused on uncovering population-wide trends in cancer, improving the delivery of cancer care, and designing interventions at the individual and population levels to improve cancer prevention, screening, …

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Tackling Cancer Health Disparities: Small Steps, Big Hopes

The health status of both racial groups in that Baltimore neighborhood was, in effect, the same. The results seem to support what American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis Brawley, M.D., believes is one of the chief …

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Cancer Health Economics Research

Cancer health economic research is the application of health economics theory and models to cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of …

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The Biology of Cancer Health Disparities

Health-related differences in disease incidence and outcomes among distinct racial and ethnic groups, known as health disparities, are thought to reflect the interplay of socioeconomic factors, culture, diet, stress, the environment, and …

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Health and Well-Being After a Cancer Diagnosis

Explore resources that may help you enhance your health and well-being after cancer treatment. These resources address emotional concerns, nutrition and physical activity, peer-to-peer …

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Health Disparity Division of Cancer Control and …

Health disparities are the adverse effects on groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on numerous characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. These harmful …

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Persistent Poverty and Cancer

Persistent poverty is defined as 20% or more of a county’s population living below the established poverty level for the past 30 years. NCI is supporting research into the multilevel and …

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Cancer Health Disparities Definitions and Examples

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health disparities as differences in health outcomes that are closely linked with social, economic, and environmental disadvantage and are often driven by the …

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National Cancer Institute

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

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Breast Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

Risk factors for breast cancer are female sex and advancing age, inherited risk, breast density, obesity, alcohol consumption, and exposure to ionizing radiation. Interventions …

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Global Health Research and Training Programs

CGH training programs have partners from within and outside the US government who share the goal of building a trained research workforce. These include NCI’s Center for …

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Physical Health After Total Gastrectomy Center for Cancer Research

Physical Health After Total Gastrectomy. You can expect your recovery from total gastrectomy to take many months — typically from 6 months to a year. Physical recovery from surgery …

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Physical Health Tips to Prepare for Total Gastrectomy

2. Practice eating slowly and concentrate on chewing your food well. Chew your food until it is pureed before you swallow. 3. Eat smaller meals more often. After surgery, you will feel full …

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Rural Cancer Control Division of Cancer Control and Population

There are also rural-urban differences in health behaviors that are associated with cancer, including higher rates of tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and obesity, and less physical …

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Find Funding Opportunities Division of Cancer Control and …

Health Behaviors Research, Tobacco Control Research : Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth in Cancer Care More Information: NOT-CA-21-043 : April 14, 2021 : March 08, …

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Liver Cancer Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Cirrhosis: The risk of developing liver cancer is increased for people who have cirrhosis, a disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue. The scar tissue blocks the flow of …

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Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting

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 …

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Nutrition and Dietary Behaviors Division of Cancer Control and

FLASHE. The Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) study is designed to help researchers understand lifestyle behaviors that relate to cancer risk. The survey questions …

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Health Service Areas (HSA)

The names of the Health Service Areas are derived from the names of the 2 counties with the highest populations in 2000 within the HSA. Additionally, if there is a major …

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Mental Health in Your Total Gastrectomy Journey

Mental health is an important part of this journey. Being an active observer of your own experience can help you decide when it’s time to seek assistance. Acute distress is not a …

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Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Evidence-Based …

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a lifestyle modification course for groups of adults (aged 18 or older) in any community or workplace setting. The …

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The Behavioral Research Program welcomes Letters of Interest …

impact of technology on health communication, equi ty in communication, and the acceleration and translation of health communication research into public health and clinical practice. The …

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