Cancer incidence among Asian American populations in the United States, 2009–2011

Paulo Pinheiro, MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor Epidemiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas (NAACCR Committee Member)
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.

Cancer Mortality Among Recipients of Solid-Organ Transplantation in Ontario, Canada

Sergio A. Acuna, MD, PhD Student – Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Institute of Health Policy Management and Education
Although solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) are at greater risk of developing some cancers than the general population, because they are also at increased risk of mortality from non-cancer causes, the effect of transplantation on cancer mortality was unclear.

Disparities in colorectal cancer incidence among Latino subpopulations in California

Lihua Liu, PhD., Assistant Professor, Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program (NAACCR Committee Member)
With its large and diverse population, the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program has always emphasized the importance of monitoring cancer trends and patterns among racial/ethnic populations.

A Case for Cancer Registry Automation

Holly J. Kulhawick, CTR, Supervisor, Cancer Registry, Renown Health
Casefinding is an ongoing struggle for most hospital registries that translates into headaches for their associated Central Registries.

Incidence of testicular germ cell tumors among US men by census region

Armen Ghazarian, MPH, Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, National Cancer Institute
The incidence of testicular cancer, the most commonly occurring cancer among young men in the United States, has long been higher among white men than men of racial/ethnic groups.

Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost the Economy $6.4 Billion

Almost 20 percent of the people in low-income communities who die of colon cancer could have been saved with early screening. And those premature deaths take a toll on communities that can least bear it.

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Temporal Trends in and Factors Associated With Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Among US Men With Breast Cancer

Rebecca Cassady, RHIA, CTR, Director, Desert Sierra Cancer Surveillance Program (NAACCR Committee Member)
This article regarding the increase of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM) in male breast cancer patients is significant as it may change the clinical practice for male breast cancer patients.

Melanoma Risk and Survival among Organ Transplant Recipients

Amy Kahn, MS, Research Scientist, New York State Cancer Registry (NAACCR Committee Member)
Central Cancer Registries from throughout the U.S. have been collaborating with researchers at the National Cancer Institute’s Intramural Research Program

Ovarian Cancer Is Less Deadly Than Previously Thought

One in three women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will live for 10 years or more, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology — good news, considering ovarian cancer has long been considered highly fatal.

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