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NCI's Communication Resources

Program Planning

Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch http://cancercontrol. NCI branch that sup ports basic and trans lational research across the cancer continuum on com munication practices and infrastructure NCI branch that sup ports research to measure, evaluate, and improve the out comes of cancer care Main NCI Web page with links to infor mation, tools, and resources on cancer Searchable database of NIH and industrysponsored clinical trials Portal providing access to data and research-tested resources to design, implement, and evaluate evidencebased cancer control programs Document developed to improve the quali ty of information provided by breast cancer screening pro grams to consumers

Outcomes Research Branch


http://www.cancer. gov


Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based tools)


Designing Print Materials: A Communications Guide for Breast Cancer Screening

http://appliedresearch publications/guide. html


Patient-Centered Communication in Cancer Care

Physician Data Query

http://www.cancer. gov/cancertopics/pdq

Searchable database of cancer topics, clini cal trials, and profes sional directories Guide to communi cation program planning Database of pro grams and products that can be adapted for individualized use Cancer risk prediction resources for clinicians and researchers Tutorials on cancer topics; some modules available in Spanish

Pink Book--Making Communications Programs Work Research Tested Intervention Programs

http://www.cancer. gov/pinkbook

http://rtips.cancer. gov/rtips/

Risk Communication


Understanding Cancer Series

http://www.cancer. gov/cancertopics/ understandingcancer

Additional Tools for Researchers

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) brfss/ Annual telephone health survey instituted in 1984 to track health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States Searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects Monthly survey of households conduct ed by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) Current Population Survey

http://www.census. gov/cps/


NCI's Communication Resources

Additional Tools for Researchers

Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) National Health Interview Survey National data about how adults gather information on cancer Source of information on the health of the civilian noninsti tutionalized popula tion of the United States; one of the data collection prog rams of the National Center for Health Statistics Source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States nchs/nhis.htm

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program

SEER-Medicare medicare/overview/

Provides population based data on indi viduals from the Medicare population with cancer, identi fied through the linkage of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data and Medicare claims data



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