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CDC Mulls Self-Evaluation; Fight Colorectal Cancer Sends Letter of Support

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has proposed an evaluation of its federally funded Colorectal Cancer Control Program to determine whether the program does what is it supposed to do: Increase state-level colorectal cancer screening rates and other related outcomes.

World Cancer Day!

Today, February 4, 2011 is World Cancer Day. As many cancers come into control in developed countries with fewer cases and deaths, cancer is ballooning in the rest of the world. Smoking, changing diets, and increased lifespans are putting more world neighbors at risk for cancer. This year there will be 12.7 million people diagnosed with cancer 7.6 million deaths from cancer If steps aren’t taken to improve prevention, early detection, and treatment there will be 26 million new cases of cancer and 17 million deaths by 2030.