5 A Day and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and National 5 A Day for Better Health Month. Go online to learn more about these programs and related awareness activities. For more information on prostate cancer, visit http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate. For more information on the national 5 A Day for Better Health Program, visit http://5aday.gov/.
Communication Research Centers Discuss Progress
Led by Dr. David H. Gustafson, the University of Wisconsin, Madison CECCR is exploring the attributes of a successful, interactive cancer communication Web-based program and the impact such a program can have on patient and caregiver quality of life, as well as caregiver burden. The University of Michigan center, headed by Dr. Victor Strecher, is developing an efficient model for generating tailored health behavior interventions, as well as how these messages can be used in prevention and control materials and how different interventions impact behavior.
Dr. Robert Hornik leads the Effects of Public Information on Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in its research to investigate the various impacts that information seeking, advertising messages, family history, and targeted cancer information have on health behavior change.
The center at St. Louis University, led by Dr. Matthew Kreuter, aims to enhance cancer communications to African American audiences by making messages compatible with cultural beliefs, norms, and values. The center mixes disciplinary strengths in anthropology, epistemology, and journalism to investigate the effectiveness of narrative story telling and targeted messaging within specialized media.
In April 2005, CECCR investigators will meet in St. Louis, Mo. For more information on the centers and their research, visit http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/hcirb/ceccr/.
New Web Site Provides Information on Radiation Exposure
NCI served on the ACPM I-131 Education Advisory Committee and provided expert content review of the Web site and other materials. To learn more about NCI's initiatives related to radiation exposure due to nuclear testing fallout, go to www.cancer.gov/i131.
Randomized Control Trials in Evaluation Lecture
An archive of Dr. Quinn-Patton's talk can be viewed at http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=4.