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Special Monthly Spotlight: August

Community Health Outreach
Head and Neck Cancers
Skin Cancer

In August, CRCHD acknowledges the cancer education and outreach efforts of our National Outreach Network (NON) community health educators (CHEs) located around the nation. NON CHEs serve as critical links between vibrant racial/ethnic communities and cancer health disparities researchers, and are the “foot soldiers” in tailoring cancer health education materials and outreach efforts to meet the needs of underrepresented and at-risk communities.

Read more about our National Outreach Network that supports community health outreach and other featured spotlights this month:

As we head into the second part of summer, CRCHD continues to recognize skin cancer that affects people of all complexions, as well as a rare type of cancer that disproportionally affects health disparity population groups - head and neck cancers.  For example, African Americans experience an 18% higher mortality rate from head and neck cancer compared to the general U.S. population.

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Current Features

The National Cancer Program: A Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2013

Read more about this description of NCI's Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal and broad research programs that address a wide range of cancers and their underlying biological properties

2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Excerpts on Cancer Health Disparities

CRCHD is pleased to provide cancer health disparities-related statistics excerpted from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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Updated: 08/22/14