Check out this article on how the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) which aims to provide clarity on breast cancer screening. Click here.

Healthy People 2030 Development
Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. The development of Healthy People 2030 includes establishing a framework, vision, mission, and overarching goals, and identifying new objectives.

Dr. Georges Benjamin, APHA Executive Director, presented on APHA’s involvement in Healthy People over the last decade in a webinar was co-hosted with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.  You can find a complete list of presenters on the webinar’s page Office’s Webinar Series page and:

  • Understand how to use Healthy People 2020 to promote public health
  • Learn about the development of the Healthy People 2030 framework
  • Ask questions about the development of Healthy People 2030


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is looking for volunteers to complete a short survey as part of the 2017 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Evaluation Study. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the extent to which the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (Plan, Link, Act, Network, with Evidence-based Tools) web portal is meeting your needs. The goal is to improve the website designed to provide data and resources for planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based cancer control programs.

Many of the changes made to P.L.A.N.E.T. over the past few years are a result of your feedback on prior evaluations. NCI and its Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. sponsors look forward to the continual renewal and improvement of the PLANET web portal to support cancer control efforts across states, tribes, and territories.  This survey is being conducted by an independent evaluator and all data will be reported to the NCI in aggregate form. No individual responses will be shared with any NCI or NIH representative. Your participation in this evaluation is voluntary.  Click HERE to take the survey or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ccplanet5

A New Look for Clinical Trials – Cancer Today keeps the focus on eliminating disparities!… and don’t forget the EDICT reports and resources can be found in our ICC’s Library.

  NCI’s Cancer Disparities Website


Patient Resource LLC, makes available a great set of FREE print resources for Cancer Patients.  Check them out. Use them in your community survivorship efforts.  how to order .  If you have other questions or suggestions contact:

Debby at prp@patientresource.com, Phone 800-497-7530

Cancer Today recognizes one of our own! Congratulations to Jim Williams on this outstanding feature story.​  If you are interested in subscribing to Cancer Today magazine please click here

Cancer Disparities Research Network is sponsoring through the NCI GMaP program click here for the program details.

ICC update page

Congratulations to Dr. Doris Browne on her installation as the 118th President of the National Medical Association. Thanks to Jim Williams for providing us glance into the proceedings.