Monthly Archives January 2017

Resource requirements for cancer registration in areas with limited resources: Analysis of cost data from four low- and middle-income countries

Florence Tangka, PhD, Health Economist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   Cost of Cancer Registration in Limited Resource Settings Cancer is a leading cause of illness and deaths worldwide. In 2012 approximately 14.1 million new cancer cases were diagnosed, 8.2 million people died from cancer, and 32.5 million people were living with cancer. More than 50% of the world’s cancer cases and 65% of cancer deaths occur in limited-resource settings, and more than 48% of cancer survivors live in these areas. In the next two decades, new cancer cases are projected to increase by 70% worldwide, mostly in limited-resource
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Black Heterogeneity in Cancer Mortality: US-Blacks, Haitians, and Jamaicans

Paulo Pinheiro, MD, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor Epidemiology, University of Nevada Las Vegas (NAACCR Committee Member)   Significant disparities between Blacks, or Americans of African descent, and the majority non-Hispanic white population for cancer incidence, survival and mortality are well-documented. For research purposes, Blacks have been typically aggregated as one large population group, as NAACCR does not collect specific information on descent for non-Hispanic Blacks. However, our colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) used mortality data from Florida to examine heterogeneity within the Black population, finding surprising differences between US-born Blacks, and Jamaicans and Haitians (Afro-Caribbean populations)
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