April is National Cancer Control Month
According to the Cancer Causes & Control, comprehensive cancer control coalitions have been referred to as the "engines of change" and form a network that can facilitate important cancer control progress throughout our country. Every day in New Hampshire, 22 people are diagnosed with cancer and 7 people lose their lives to the disease. However, the American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that 50% of the most common cancers in the U.S. can be prevented through choices we make every day.
Strategies that encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle, promote cancer screening tests, increase access to quality cancer care, and improve the quality of life for people who survive cancer are found in the “2015-2020 New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.”
NH CCC works collaboratively with partners and communities to pool resources and implement activities that will reduce the burden of cancer and align efforts to reduce cancer risk. More information about cancer control is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society..
Together – Eliminating Cancer
Featured Partner: Stephanie Friree
Stephanie Friree is a medical librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region where she serves as the Outreach and Technology Coordinator. She reaches out to libraries, public health agencies, schools, and other stakeholders in the provision of health information to connect them with the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Information from the NLM is free and reliable, what Friree describes as a “goldmine of resources” for the medical community. Resources she is passionate about sharing in order to better the health of the regions she works with.
Through assessments, networking, and local interviews, Friree learned about the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC). She was able to sit in on several Steering Committee meetings and work with members of the NH CCC in order to gain a greater understanding of the Collaboration’s work.
This process guided her to provide funding to the NH CCC to host a hands-on presentation for health care practitioners and NH CCC partners on April 17th in Concord. At the hands-on presentation, she will introduce practitioners to resources and tools to help make their work more efficient. Resources presented will be reliable and relevant for both health professionals and patients.
RSVP online if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to effectively gather health related information for free.
CDC Smoking and Tobacco
National Cancer Institute Benchmarks
Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
News and Events
Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens, NPR, 4/16/15
Letter: Consider the end, Concord Monitor, 4/14/15
Another View - Daniel Fortin: E-cigarettes are a genuine health concern for NH youth, Union Leader, 4/14/15
Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment, NHPR, 4/14/15
Fundraising party, auction raise money for good cause, Fosters Daily Democrat, 4/10/15
Breast Cancer Survival Rate Improving, Costs are also rising substantially, New Hampshire Voice, 4/7/15
Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears, NHPR, 3/24/15
Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won, NHPR, 3/24/15
Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer, NHPR, 3/24/15
Department of Health and Human Services Highlights Concerns in New Data Brief "Adolescent Cigarette Smoking and Marijuana Use", NH DHHS Press Release, 3/18/15
Senate committee approves bill to cover oral anti-cancer drugs, Union Leader, 3/16/15
Editorial: Senate should pass bill on teen tanning, Concord Monitor, 3/12/15
COMMUNITY COMMENTARY Smoking and choking go hand in hand for kids in cars, Fosters Daily Democrat, 3/10/15