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NCI Issues and Expands the Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2009/2010 Update

Monday, May 17, 2010  
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, released on April 15 the Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2009/ 2010 Update. The report, which spans the cancer control continuum from prevention through end of life and summarizes our nation's progress against cancer in relation to the Healthy People targets developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has expanded its focus in this year's update. Highlights of the update include nine new measures (see below); a reporting of health differences and health inequalities across measures, where they exist; and a new summary measure of the most recent trends (Average Annual Percent Change).

This online report, first issued in 2001 as the Cancer Progress Report, is updated every two years and when new data become available. The report, intended for policy makers, researchers, clinicians, and public health service providers, offers updated national trends data in a user-friendly format.

Report features:
  • Quick tutorial to ease navigation and downloading of materials within the report
  • Updated "Trends-at-a-Glance" snapshot
  • Links to NCI's State Cancer Profiles' state- and county-level data
  • Links to colorectal cancer mortality projections
  • Links to Healthy People 2010 materials
  • Data, graphs, and slides that are easy to download
  • Custom report features
  • Open text search capability
  • Full accessibility for persons with disabilities
New measures:
  • Medicaid coverage of tobacco dependence treatments
  • Tobacco company marketing expenditures
  • Treatment (prostate, kidney, lung, ovarian, and bladder)
  • Cost of cancer care (expanded)
  • Cancer survivors and smoking
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