Thursday, August 17, 2017

Webinar to discuss first comprehensive report description of rural cancer rates and mortality

An upcoming webinar will discuss a recent report that provides the first comprehensive description of cancer incidence and mortality in rural and urban counties in the U.S. The report, released in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, is called Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2004-2013, and Deaths, 2006-2015, in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties – United States. The report found that people in rural counties are more likely to be diagnosed with and more likely to die from cancers related to tobacco use and cancers that could be prevented by early screening.

The free webinar will be hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub, the CDC, the National Cancer Institute, and the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. It will be about an hour long, and will take place on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. EDT. High-speed internet is required to participate, and a recording will be available on the RHI Hub website afterwards. Click here for more information or to register.

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