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Title A national framework for cancer surveillance in the United States
Author Wingo, PA
Secondary Authors Howe HL, Thun MJ, Ballard-Barbash R, Ward E, Brown ML, Sylvester J, Friedell GH, Alley L, Rowland JH, Edwards BK
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer Causes Control
Month Mar
Year 2005
Pages 151-70
Volume 16
Number 2
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URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10552-004-3487-5
PubMed ID 15868456
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Citation Wingo PA, Howe HL, Thun MJ, Ballard-Barbash R, Ward E, Brown ML, Sylvester J, Friedell GH, Alley L, Rowland JH, Edwards BK. A national framework for cancer surveillance in the United States. Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Mar;16(2):151-70. PMID 15868456. [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10552-004-3487-5.]
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Abstract

Enhancements to cancer surveillance systems are needed for meeting increased demands for data and for developing effective program planning, evaluation, and research on cancer prevention and control. Representatives from the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Cancer Registrars Association, and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries have worked together on the National Coordinating Council for Cancer Surveillance to develop a national framework for cancer surveillance in the United States. The framework addresses a continuum of disease progression from a healthy state to the end of life and includes primary prevention (factors that increase or decrease cancer occurrence in healthy populations), secondary prevention (screening and diagnosis), and tertiary prevention (factors that affect treatment, survival, quality of life, and palliative care). The framework also addresses cross-cutting information needs, including better data to monitor disparities by measures of socioeconomic status, to assess economic costs and benefits of specific interventions for individuals and for society, and to study the relationship between disease and individual biologic factors, social policies, and the environment. Implementation of the framework will require long-term, extensive coordination and cooperation among these major cancer surveillance organizations.



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cancer
national
surveillance
united states