HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New project will develop cancer maps for Pennsylvania

A three-year, $736,000 grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will allow Penn State Cancer Institute to develop cancer maps to identify Pennsylvania communities with particularly high rates of colorectal and prostate cancer.

"A picture, or a map in this case, is worth a thousand words," said Eugene Lengerich, V.M.D., M.S., principal investigator for the grant and associate professor of health evaluation sciences, Penn State College of Medicine. "Our goal is to use the latest mapping technology to bolster the ongoing efforts of Pennsylvania communities to prevent cancer. Our communities deserve the latest technology."

Armed with information about cancer rates in specific geographic areas, individuals, organizations, health care providers and government agencies can better plan and evaluate cancer interventions in Pennsylvania communities.

The model developed under this grant will be based on prostate and colorectal cancers because available screenings and interventions provide significant opportunity to reduce the burden of these cancers. Once developed, this model can be expanded not only to other cancer types, but also to other states.

Based on data from the Pennsylvania Central Cancer Registry of the state Department of Health, the extent of the burden of colorectal and prostate cancers varies by geographic region. For example, the rate of colorectal cancer death in individual counties in 2000 varied from 28.8 per 100,000 to 15.8 per 100,000, and the rates of prostate cancer varied even more greatly.

Researchers have used statistics and maps to better understand reasons for the great variation in cancer burden.

"The common tools available to do this, which include paper atlases, are somewhat effective, but they are not interactive and cannot be tailored to yield data about individual communities," Lengerich said. "There is a substantial gap between the current and
'"/>

Contact: Valerie Gliem
vgliem@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
15-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NIAID launches influenza genome sequencing project
2. Oral History Research Office and NYU Child Study Center receive grant for oral history project
3. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration projected to increase substantially by 2020
4. Intensive diabetes management yields positive results, according to Pittsburgh project
5. UC San Diego scientists unveil pilot project for automated monitoring of animal behavior
6. NIH funds project to help senior citizens access health care
7. UIC project may reduce drug name confusion
8. New Alzheimer projections add urgency to search for prevention, cure
9. Malaria project in funding crisis
10. New research projects major increase in Alzheimers care costs for England
11. NHLBI funds new heart-health education projects in high-risk communities

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New project will develop cancer maps for Pennsylvania

(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 NYC based chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany, ... He is proud to offer an improved and expanded use ... was able to offer percussive soft tissue treatment ... also able to offer full body Active Release Technique treatment ... Tape, he is now also able to offer percussive therapy ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 31, 2015 In addition to their corporate ... the Burn Institute, Bill Howe Plumbing is proud to sponsor ... their own employees. One example of an employee led ... Mesa, Ca. The San Diego plumbing company has ... their field supervisor, an accomplished musician and plumber. , This ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... 2015 A new study by Health eCareers ... rank employee turnover as their greatest staffing concern this year ... the battle – once you have them, you need to ... trends in healthcare recruiting blog series , which profiles ... Turnover in hospitals has high numbers and results in high ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 The legendary ... 5 to October 2 in North America, and dates for ... areas. The group will perform many great hits during upcoming ... for March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard that will air on ... television appearance in the U.S. featuring David Lee Roth. , ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 31, 2015 A new legal ... and family members who may have been prescribed Zofran, ... morning sickness. The site was created in response to ... in C.A. No. 11-10398-RWZ, filed with the United States ... reports that this case alleged that GlaxoSmithKline gave ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NYC Chiropractor Dr Steven Shoshany Expands Percussive Massage Offering 2Health News:NYC Chiropractor Dr Steven Shoshany Expands Percussive Massage Offering 3Health News:Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Sponsors Spring Harp Fest for the Sixth Year 2Health News:Bill Howe Plumbing, Inc. Sponsors Spring Harp Fest for the Sixth Year 3Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 2Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 3Health News:New Survey Finds Staff Turnover Top Concern for Healthcare Recruiters in 2015 4Health News:Van Halen Presale Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Kicks Off Van Halen Ticket Sales with Reduced Prices on Seats for the 2015 Concert Tour During This Week's Presales 2Health News:Robert Gardner Law Announces Resource Site for Patients Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... Mar. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - ... offering. Annual estimates and forecasts are ... a six-year historic analysis is provided for these ... primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 30, 2015  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ) ... have voted at the special meeting of each ... announced agreement and plan of merger between the ... the outcome of today,s special meetings, and I ... approving the merger agreement," said Rob Kill ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015  Caris Life Sciences® today announced the presentation ... may have potentially significant benefit in a select subset ... highlighted today in an oral presentation in a Plenary ... Annual Meeting on Women,s Cancer in Chicago, ... of four presented at the annual meeting that utilizes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 2Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 3Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Rising Incidence of Cancer - A Major Market Driver 4Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 2Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 3Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 4Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Enhances Understanding of Molecular Drivers and Treatment Selection in Uterine Carcinomas 2Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Enhances Understanding of Molecular Drivers and Treatment Selection in Uterine Carcinomas 3Caris Life Sciences' Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Enhances Understanding of Molecular Drivers and Treatment Selection in Uterine Carcinomas 4
Cached News: