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  • 15 Mar 2011 9:07 AM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    Identifying Opportunities for Cancer Prevention During

    Pre-Adolescence and Adolescence

    Workshop on Putting Scientific Evidence into Public Health Practice

    Atlanta, Georgia • August 9-10, 2011 (tentative)

    Substantial scientific advances made in recent decades have improved our understanding of cancer causes and risk factors. However, it is often stated that it takes an average of 17 years for new scientific discoveries to be translated into practice.  In that span of time, children become adults whose futures have been influenced by their experiences during pre-adolescence and adolescence.  What are the unrealized opportunities to prevent cancer in future decades by applying current knowledge more innovatively to change the risk profile of today’s youth?    

    The goals of this workshop are to

    • Explore the “state of the evidence” and identify causes, risk factors, and social determinants specific to pre-adolescents and adolescents that affect subsequent cancer risk in adulthood
    • Identify policy and environmental change opportunities and formulate action plans to intervene on cancer causes and risk factors among youth ages 8-18
    • Inform the prioritization and planning of research and evidence-based interventions to reduce lifetime cancer risk among this age group 

    CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control invites the submission of previously unpublished, original abstracts that address one or more of the workshop goals.  Those whose abstracts are selected will be invited to participate in a two-day workshop meeting in August and present their work and perspectives. The travel and accommodation expenses of the selected participants will be covered. Workshop participants will also have an opportunity for publication, as our ultimate aim is to publish a selection of the meeting papers as an edited volume.

    Themes of interest include but are not limited to

    • Key exposures among youth and opportunities for policy and environmental change
    • Puberty as a critical period of unique vulnerability to exposures affecting later cancer development  
    • Lessons learned from past prevention initiatives targeting youth
    • Overcoming the challenges of sustainability in community-level interventions
    • Emerging evidence on risks and tipping points for action
    • Future directions for cancer prevention efforts targeting youth

    Papers on cancers that occur primarily in childhood, cancer treatment outcomes, cancer survivorship, and methods for conducting research with youth are outside of the scope of this workshop.

    Please send paper abstracts (roughly 250 words) and a brief biosketch to Dawn Holman (isc6@cdc.gov) no later than April 8, 2011.

  • 05 Mar 2011 3:18 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
    We need your help! Please take a few minutes to complete the 2011 NNECOS Member and Constituent Survey!
  • 28 Feb 2011 12:19 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
    Read the current issue of NNECOS News today! 

    Topics include:

    • Look What's New at NNECOS!
    • NNECOS Member and Constituent Survey
    • NNECOS Makes History
    • NNECOS Awards 2010 Research Grant
    • HIPAA Version 5010 and ICD-10 are coming!
    • Save the Date! 2011 Spring Meeting
    • It's Time to Renew Your NNECOS Membership
    • NHCCC Annual Conference
    • ASCO Updates
    • Healing Arts Program
    • Help Us Build Our Resources
    • NNECOS to Partner with NVONS
    • News from Our Supporters
  • 22 Feb 2011 4:45 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    ASCO Health Information Technology – We Need Your Input

    Electronic health records and other types of health information technology are poised to substantially impact oncology care across the country. For ASCO to most effectively assist our members in this changing environment, we would like you to take a 5-10 minute survey to share your experiences with us. We hope to hear directly from you regarding the challenges you are facing with the technologies in use today, and how you would see ASCO helping you to meet those challenges.

    Please fill out this survey by February 28th: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BWK2NZADK/

    Thank you for your time and insight. If you have any questions, please email ehr@asco.org or call 571-483-1650.

  • 15 Feb 2011 5:37 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    Read the February 15, 2011 edition! 

    Content includes:

    1. Update on MUE for Fulvestrant
    2. MUEs on Fluorouracil
    3. ASCO Supports Legislation Addressing Oncology Drug Shortages
    4. Deadline is TOMORROW for ESA APPRISE Program
    5. Reprocessing Claims Affected by the Affordable Care Act and 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes
    6. CMS Call on PQRS and E-prescribing
    7. National Call on Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
    8. Information for Eligible Professionals about Registration for the Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs
    9. New Information from CMS' Medicare Learning Network
    10. Breakdown of the FY 2012 President's Budget for HHS
    11. QOPI ® Spring Data Collection Round Starts March 24th

  • 15 Feb 2011 4:41 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration invites you to its 6th annual conference.

    Register for the NHCCC Annual ConferenceCancer and the Health Reform Environment: New Opportunities and New Partnerships..

  • 01 Feb 2011 4:57 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
    The February 1st edition of ASCO's Oncology Practice Insider is now available. 

    Edited by NNECOS Board member Elaine L. Towle, CMPE, this e-digest is a must read!

    Topics inside this issue include:

    1. Now Available from CMS "Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation in 2011"
    2. E&M Services with Chemotherapy
    3. Participate In E-prescribing Today
    4. Deadline Approaching for ESA APPRISE Program
    5. New Approval for Rituximab (Rituxan)
    6. Medically Unlikely Edits on HCPCS Codes
    7. Next CMS Physician, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals Call
    8. Did You Know?
    9. What  Do You Think?


    If you would like to subscribe to Oncology Practice Insider, please send an email to practice@asco.org
  • 26 Jan 2011 7:00 PM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)
    Links to ASCO's Oncology Practice Insider and Oplinc's Best Practices Review Newsletter available on the Other Resources page....
  • 25 Jan 2011 11:39 AM | Lori Aubrey (Administrator)

    ASCO Recommends Steps to Improve Advanced Cancer Care Planning

    Yesterday, ASCO issued a new policy statement which recommends steps to ensure that physicians initiate candid discussions about the full range of treatment and palliative care options soon after patients' diagnosis with advanced cancer. Later this year, ASCO will issue clinical guidance to help oncologists initiate these conversations and better integrate palliative therapy into oncology practice. To help guide patients through these difficult yet important doctor-patient discussions, ASCO has also developed a free comprehensive educational booklet for patients with advanced cancer.

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