NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
July 12, 2005 • Volume 2 / Number 28 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Notable Events in NCI Cancer Communications
1970
  

1973 - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program begins, with collection of cancer incidence and survival data

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
  
  

1974 - CANCERLINE, a national database of published cancer research, is established

Making Health Communication Programs Work, Planner's Guide


1975 - NCI's Cancer Information Service
(1-800-4-CANCER) opens

1977 - First national cancer patient education program, I Can Cope, is founded


1983 - PDQ (Physician Data Query®) database goes online

  
  

1989 - The Pink Book: Making Health Communications Programs Work is first published by NCI Office of Cancer Communications


1991 - The American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST) is initiated; national 5 A Day for Better Health program launches

  
  

1993 - Age-adjusted mortality estimates decline, due largely to behavior changes

Human Genome


1998 - Cancer is third most popular health search on the Web

Health Information Trends National Survey (HINTS)

  
  

2000 - Human genome completed, emphasis shifts to "tailored" interventions

2004 - Call for electronic health records in the Presidential State of the Union address; Cancer.gov redesign; Cancer.gov wins FREDDIE Award


2003 - Health Information Trends National Survey (HINTS) developed; Internet penetration reaches 63 percent; NCI funds four Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research

2005 - Cancer.gov wins Webby Award

  
2005