General Resources

The NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration makes this resource list available as a courtesy and it is not meant to be all-inclusive nor does it serve as an endorsement of the organization.

American Cancer Society (ACS)
The ACS is a community-based, voluntary organization that is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue. Their mission is to eliminate cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (CoC)
A consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine – New England Region
Supporting collaboration among libraries and information centers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS-CDC)
The largest telephone survey in the world used to collect data on a state-wide level since 1984. Collects data from all 50 states monthly on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access related to chronic disease and injury.

Cancer Control PLANET
Provides access to web-based resources to assist planners, program staff, and researchers in designing, implementing and evaluating cancer prevention and control programs.
Enables state and community cancer control planners to share resources and tools to develop, implement, and evaluate Comprehensive Cancer Control plans.

CEO Cancer Gold Standard
Defines what CEOs and their organizations can do to prevent cancer, to detect it early, and to ensure access to the best available treatment for those who are diagnosed with cancer.

Comprised of the nation’s key cancer leaders from government, business, and non-profit sectors. These cancer leaders share the vision of a future where cancer is prevented, detected early, and cured or is managed successfully as a chronic illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides information in regards to protecting health and promoting quality of life through varying programs that reduce the health and economic consequences due to the leading causes of death and disability.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) – Cancer Page
Provides information to promote and implement effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.

FAQS about Affordable Care Act implementation part 31, Mental Health Parity implementation, and Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act implementation.
These FAQs answer questions from stakeholders to help people understand the laws and benefit from them, as intended.

Guide to Community Preventive Services
Free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to determine which interventions that have been proven to be effective and cost-efficient might be adapted to your community. The Guide has sections related to breast, cervical, skin and colorectal cancers as well as informed decision making, survivorship, physical activity, tobacco use and obesity.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. Established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, NCI is now the leading supporter of cancer research, training, health information dissemination, and other credible programs in relation to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer patients.

National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Features information about CDC’s national cancer control program and related activities, as well as state, tribal and territorial program contacts; state cancer profiles; and numerous resources for cancer control planning efforts.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
As the largest provider of funding for medical research in the world, NIH consists of 27 institutes that each focus on a specific research agenda in relation to specific diseases and / or body systems.

New Hampshire State Cancer Registry (NHSCR)
Statewide cancer surveillance program that gathers incidence data on all cancer cases, diagnosed or treated, in New Hampshire.

North American Associations of Central Cancer Registries(NAACCR)
An umbrella organization including cancer registries, governmental agencies, professional associations, and private groups in North America all geared towards enhancing the quality and use of cancer registry data and provides uniform data standards for cancer registration.

Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPS)
On Cancer Control PLANET, information is available for screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers in addition to diet/nutrition, informed decision making, survivorship, physical activity, sun safety and tobacco control.

Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
As part of the NCI, this program provides information on cancer statistics in its efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in the US.

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