Cancer

Is Treatment Quality Contributing to Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality? A Closer Look is Needed

July 27, 2016|12:56 p.m.| Josh Berry

There are many contributing causes to the observed disparity in breast cancer mortality. We should determine if quality of treatment is one ... and change that. Read More »

Colorado Report Finds Chances of Surviving Cancer are Lower for Those Living in Poverty

June 08, 2015|1:36 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

According to the report, 70 percent of Coloradans living in low-poverty areas survived cancer for at least five years. But for those who lived in areas of high poverty, the five-year survival rate was just 55 percent. Read More »

Melanoma Cancer Rates on the Rise

June 05, 2015|1:51 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

Rates of new melanomas – deadly skin cancers – have doubled over the last three decades. Read More »

Alabama Program Uses Multi-Pronged Approach to Increase Uptake of HPV Vaccine

March 06, 2015|9:41 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. and can lead to cervical and other cancers. Alabama worked to increase the number of young people immunized against it with a program that included many different kinds of outreach and approaches. Read More »