Healthcare law helps sickest Americans — depending on their state

Every year, thousands of people like Blanca Guerra call the National Cancer Information Center, desperate to find some kind of health insurance.

Breast Cancer Screening, Incidence, and Mortality Across US Counties

“As is the case with screening in general, the balance of benefits and harms is likely to be most favorable when screening is directed to those at high risk, provided neither too frequently nor too rarely, and sometimes followed by watchful waiting instead of immediate active treatment”

Meeting the Healthy People 2020 Objectives to Reduce Cancer Mortality

In the near future, cancer is predicted to become the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s already the leading cause of premature deaths.  Every year, we report the rate of cancer deaths is going down while the number of cancer deaths increases. And that is unlikely to change in coming years, as the proportion of older people – those at greatest risk of dying from cancer – increases.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia mortality in California

Francis P. Boscoe, Ph.D, Research Scientist, New York State Cancer Registry (NAACCR at-large Board Member)
Why are so many men in California dying of hyperplasia of the prostate?

As I lay dying

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills.

Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted draft breast cancer screening recommendations for public comments ( along with supporting information.

Misclassification of Sex in Central Cancer Registries

There may not be any women named John, nor men named Mary, and perhaps only one boy named Sue. This observation led researchers at the New York State Cancer Registry to develop an edit based on first name and sex, using data on the most popular names by gender maintained by the Social Security Administration.

Medicare to Cover Annual Lung Cancer Screening for Some Beneficiaries

For the first time, Medicare will cover the costs of lung cancer screening for some beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on February 5.

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer

On behalf of NAACCR and my co-authors from ACS, CDC, and NCI, I am pleased to present the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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