BOX 7.8 Current Extramural Health Services Research Projects Funded by CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control


  • Validation of patient survey data on cancer screening
  • Strategies for reaching Native American/Alaska Natives: case study
  • Psychosocial issues in cancer prevention for Hispanics
  • Research on psychosocial issues relating to intervention development for cancer prevention and control
  • Media advocacy for cancer prevention and control
  • Medicaid/Medicare claims data--diagnosis to treatment
  • A symposium to facilitate the exchange of cancer data among HMOs and state and regional population-based registries
  • Standardized staging classification of cancer
  • Comprehensive cancer control

Breast and Cervical Cancer

  • Case-control study of the efficacy of screening mammography: validation of self-reported mammography and analysis of screening and late-stage disease
  • Behavioral research in urban/rural, minority, low-income communities: Breast and cervical cancer
  • Intervention research project: Breast and cervical cancer
  • Research on psychosocial issues related to breast and cervical cancer screening with older, uninsured or underinsured
  • Mammography rescreening
  • Rescreening among participants in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Focus group data
  • Mammography rescreening rates and risk factors
  • Increasing rescreening in the Minnesota Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Prostate Cancer

  • Socioeconomic correlates of prostate cancer among minority populations
  • Content analysis of popular print media's portrayal of prostate cancer: Differences between newspapers and magazines targeted to the general public and African-American audiences
  • Communication of prostate health information in primary care in predominantly African-American communities
  • PSA effectiveness-case control study of prostate cancer screening and mortality
  • PSA and colorectal cancer screening test utilization in the managed care environment
  • Improving African-American men's knowledge of the prostate cancer screening dilemma
  • Efficacy of balance sheets in prostate cancer screening decisions

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