Ovarian Cancer in Colorado

The Ovarian Cancer Data – Who it affects? 

Incidence – A cancer incidence rate is the number of new cancers of a specific site/type occurring in a specified population during a year, usually expressed as the number of cancers per 100,000 population at risk. That is,

Incidence rate = (New cancers / Population) × 100,000
The numerator of the incidence rate is the number of new cancers; the denominator is the size of the population.


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Mortality – A cancer mortality rate is the number of deaths, with cancer as the underlying cause of death, occurring in a specified population during a year. Cancer mortality is usually expressed as the number of deaths due to cancer per 100,000 population. That is,

Mortality Rate = (Cancer Deaths / Population) × 100,000

The numerator of the mortality rate is the number of deaths; the denominator is the size of the population.


 

Family History Tool: My Family Health Portrait – https://familyhistory.hhs.gov

Find a Genetic Counselor: http://cocancergenetics.org/resources/counseling-services/

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Ovarian Cancer – The Symptoms

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Ovarian Cancer the Colorado Cancer Plan 

3.1 Strategies

  1. Support efforts seeking to standardize family history data collection in electronic health records to allow providers to identify individuals whose family history meets the clinical criteria for a hereditary cancer syndrome and those who should be referred to a genetic counselor.
  2. Educate providers on guidelines for family history collection and referral for genetic counseling and testing, including potential BRCA1/2 mutations or Lynch Syndrome.
  3. Conduct demonstration projects that implement family history screening tools in primary or specialty care settings to identify patients at risk for hereditary cancer.
  4. Develop referral and communication systems to facilitate on-site or referred cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, including tele-counseling, and testing services by a qualified genetics professional.
  5. Promote access to genetic counseling based on risk assessment prior to genetic testing to review potential risks and benefits, including post-test risk and benefits when prophylactic options are under consideration.
  6. Identify funding sources for genetic counseling and testing for at-risk individuals who are unable to pay.
  7. Promote appropriate insurance coverage, especially Medicaid coverage, of genetic counseling, testing and ensuing clinical services for high-risk individuals.

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5.3 Strategies

  1. Increase awareness of the symptoms of nonscreenable cancers among health care providers and individuals.
  2. Educate medical and health care students via structured programs about symptoms, risk factors, early detection, genetic counseling and genetic testing for non-screenable cancer types.
  3. Support research studies, including randomized control trials, to investigate new and innovative cancer screening tests.

 

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Manage Stress Related to Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

How Yoga Therapy Can Help Manage Stress Related to Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

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Excellence in Cancer Leadership Award

Nominate a colleague for the Excellence in Cancer Leadership Award!

Annually, the Colorado Cancer Coalition awards a leader in cancer care in Colorado. This person works every day to decrease the burden of those affected by cancer in Colorado. This person is also dedicated to the Colorado Cancer Coalition’s mission of engaging, facilitating, expanding and strengthening the statewide network dedicated to improving Colorado lives touched by cancer.

Through their work, they do one or more of the following:
-Strengthen and expand the statewide network of cancer stakeholders
-Promote and implement strategies that aid in the prevention of cancer
-Enhance and increase screening and early detection of cancer
-Educate and support efforts for high quality diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including cancer clinical research
-Promote and strengthen clinical and community approaches to cancer survivorship, including palliative and end-of-life care
-Eliminate barriers across the continuum of cancer prevention and care
Nominations are due by September 25, 2017
Nominate someone: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYGpIxfT63yHyluJfVVM_o-kjl_y60unn1xrafXYj4z-xLYg/viewform

CCC Regional Meeting: Grand Junction

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program Western Slope Training in Partnership with the Colorado Cancer Coalition
August 24th
2 – 4:15 pm
You are also invited to attend the CCSP Western Slope Training beforehand from 8-2:00
Location:

Hampton Inn
205 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Grants Program Funding Announcement

The purpose of the RFA is to reduce chronic disease in Colorado by providing a comprehensive approach that focuses on prevention, early detection and treatment for cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic pulmonary disease.
The initiatives funded through this RFA will focus on further improving the health of Coloradans by building capacity and support for the implementation of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. This funding opportunity aims to fund organizations/agencies/collaborations across Colorado that will:
  • Focus on further reducing chronic disease in Colorado, specifically in populations most burdened by cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
  • Put into practice evidence-based strategies and/or evidence-informed innovative approaches that advance the strategic direction of the CCPD Grants Program.

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Cancer Prevention and Early Detection RFA Now Posted!

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to announce the release of the Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Request for Applications (RFA #6342).

This five-year RFA is a combined effort of cancer prevention programs at the CDPHE to promote and improve prevention and early detection of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer among underserved Coloradans. The following programs have joined together to coordinate efforts across various cancer types and strategies:

  • Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC)
  • Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP)
  • Comprehensive Cancer Program (CCP)

This funding opportunity incorporates many of the services previously provided through the Women’s Wellness Connection Clinical Services, Targeted Outreach and Care Coordination grants, and the Clinic Quality Improvement for Population Health Initiative. All eligible organizations are encouraged to consider this opportunity.

The application deadline is July 17, 2017, at 12 p.m. MT. To download application materials and view more information on the application process,including eligibility to apply, please visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/cancer-prevention-funding.

Please help disseminate this announcement through your contacts.

Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP) Advisory Board Vacancy

The Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (BCCSP) Advisory Board is requesting applications to fill a board vacancy starting in October 2017. All applicants must submit a completed application with their resume by close of business (5:00 pm M.T.) June 30, 2017 to Emily.Kinsella@state.co.us. Please see the attached vacancy announcement and application for more information and share broadly with your networks.

 

Vacancy Announcement – BCCSPVacancyAnnouncement

Vacancy Application – VacancyApplication

Vice Chair Nominations

It’s time to elect a new Vice Chair for our Coalition. Dr. Madeleine Kane will continue to serve the CCC as the Past Chair, Dr. Cathy Bradley will transition from Vice Chair to Chair and Dr. Tim Byers will continue to support the CCC as a member as he continues to transition into retirement. A huge THANK YOU to these individuals for their leadership and volunteering their time to lead our Coalition.
 The application for Vice Chair can be found here. We need your help to recruit the best Vice Chair! Please apply or forward the application to a member of our cancer community that can help guide our Coalition to success over the next 3 years. If you would like a member from our current leadership team to reach out to specific individuals to lead our Coalition, please email us their name and contact information. Thank you for your help in this important recruitment process.

Skin Cancer Task Force in the News

The Colorado Cancer Coalition Skin Cancer Task Force was recently highlighted in the Denver Post.

New survey warns Coloradans to keep using sunscreen even when the temperature drops

Excerpt: Some Colorado communities are taking steps to help prevent the number of skin cancers in the state, said Jessica Mounessa, co-chair of the Colorado Skin Cancer Task Force.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment awarded the University of Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, both members of the Skin Cancer Task Force, a $75,000 grant that will provide UV cameras that can reveal damaged skin to 10 Colorado universities – including Denver University and the University of Colorado Auraria and Boulder campuses.

Melanoma is the leading cause of cancer death in women between 25 and 30, according to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

“Indoor tanning is a huge issue on Colorado campuses,” Mounessa said.

The task force does skin checks and screening at wellness and other events in Denver. It also provides similar services on request from organizations like the U.S. Postal Service, and the Gathering Place, a day-time, drop-in center for homeless women and children

Decreasing UV Radiation is a priority in Colorado. For more information visit the Colorado Cancer Plan
Cancer Plan Goal 2: Increased prevalence of healthy behaviors
Objective 2:3: Decrease exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation. Link to measures and strategies in the Cancer Plan