State Cancer Profiles: A Dynamic Data Tool for Cancer Control (Cyber-Seminar)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Join us January 15th as we discuss how to use data to make a local impact. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Research to Reality January cyber-seminar will highlight State Cancer Profiles. This resource is part of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. and is supported by the NCI and CDC. The State Cancer Profiles Web site provides a system to identify the cancer burden in a standardized manner in order to motivate action, integrate surveillance into cancer control planning, and expose health disparities. The available interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus cancer control efforts. Antoinette Percy-Laurry will provide an overview of the tool, highlight recently added features and measures, and describe how the tool can be used by cancer control researchers and practitioners.

We will also be joined by Amanda Raftery and Wendy Noe who will share Indiana’s experience in using State Cancer Profiles at the state and local levels. The data from the tool was used to inform the development and implementation of cancer control plans and programs. Ms. Noe’s and Ms. Raftery’s presentations provide a practical example of how the tool could be applied in your own state, community, or organizational planning and implementation efforts.


Antoinette Percy-Laurry, MSPH
Public Health Analyst
Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Amanda Raftery, MPH, RD
Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Indiana State Department of Health

Wendy Noe, BA
Grants & Outreach Manager,
Central Indiana Affiliate, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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