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California Cancer Facts & Figures 2007 (PDF, 1.1MB)Opens a new browser window.

Describes both the incidence and mortality attributed to the most common cancers as well as the ethnic and socio-economic differences that highlight the unequal burden of cancer in this state.

 

 

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California Cancer Facts & Figures 2006 (PDF, 6.6MB) Opens a new browser window.

Describes both the incidence and mortality attributed to the most common cancers as well as the ethnic and socio-economic differences that highlight the unequal burden of cancer in this state.

 

  

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California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The California Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan is a strategic plan of action, developed by dedicated individuals and organizations concerned with the burden of cancer on Californians.  The California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) was formed to provide guidance for the comprehensive plan.  The plan was released to the public May 2004.

 

Cancer Detection Section Data Request Form (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
The Cancer Detection Section has maintained program activity data since 1991.  Such data includes billing information for services provided within the program, toll free 800 number eligibility and provider referral system data, and provider reported outcome information all comprehensively linked in a relational database.  To initiate a request for this data, please complete the Request for Cancer Detection Section Data Form.

Breast Cancer in California: A Closer Look 2004
California Breast Cancer Research Program summary report of the status of breast cancer in California.

 

Journal Articles and Abstracts

Lydia Pleotis Howell MD, Sunitha Gurusinghe PhD, Farzaneh Tabnak PhD. Impact of ASC-H Terminology on the Detection of HSILs in Medically Underserved California Women. Journal of Diagnostic Cytopathology. November 2008- Vol 37 Issue 2.
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Short Abstract: Following the introduction of ASC-H, negative and LSIL Pap tests followed by CIN III/CIS biopsies decreased from 5.6% to 0.37%, and 9.2% to 4.4%, respectively.  Fewer CIN III/CIS cases were preceded by Pap tests with Negative and ASCUS results in 2003-2005 as compared to 1995-1999.

Lydia Pleotis Howell MD, Sunitha Gurusinghe PhD, Farzaneh Tabnak PhD, Cervical Cancer Screening in Medically Underserved California Latina and non-Latina Women:  Effect of Age and Regularity of Pap Testing. Journal of Cancer Detection and Prevention. March 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19264426?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
Short Abstract: There were no significant differences between Latina or non-Latina women in their Pap test stages or biopsy-proven cervical cancer stages. Medically underserved 25-39 year old women as well as rarely/never Pap tested women of all race/ethnicities were significantly higher in the combined biopsy-proven precancerous stages (HPV, Condylomata, Atypia/ CIN I/LSIL) and cancerous stages (CIN II/ III/ HSIL/CI/Other Cancers), than regularly Pap tested women or age 40 and over women.

Applying the Small-Area Estimation Method to Estimate a Population Eligible for Breast Cancer Detection Services, January 2008
Concludes that the small-area estimation method is a powerful tool for approximating narrowly defined eligible or target populations that are not represented fully in any one data source. The variability and reliability of the estimates are measurable and meaningful. Public health programs can use this method to estimate the size of local populations eligible for, or in need of, preventive health services and interventions.
Kirsten Knutson, MPH, Weihong Zhang, MS, Farzaneh Tabnak, MS, PhD, Prev Chronic Dis 2008;5(1)
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Mammography rescreening among women of diverse ethnicities: patient, provider, and health care system factors (Abstract), 2004.

Clinical Breast Examination: Practical Recommendations for Optimizing Performance and Reporting, 2004 (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
This report provides a brief review of evidence for CBE’s role in the earlier detection of breast cancer, highlights current practice issues, and presents recommendations that, when implemented, could contribute to greater standardization of the practice and reporting of CBE.  These recommendations may also lead to improved evidence of the nature and extent of CBE’s contribution to the earlier detection of breast cancer.

Using a Culturally Competent Framework to Increase Annual Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Low-Income Latinas 2003 (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
A Case Study of the Orange County Cancer Detection Partnership.

Stage of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Among Medically Underserved Women in California Receiving Mammography Through a State Screening Program, 2004.

Role of Pap Test Terminology and Age in the Detection of Carcinoma Invasive and Carcinoma In Situ in Medically Underserved California Women, 2004.

Patient and Clinical Site Factors Associated with Rescreening Behavior Among Older Multi-ethnic, Low-income Women, 2004.

 

California Women's Health Surveys

Women Ages 40 and Above Who Never or Rarely Receive Routine Mammography, California, 2004 (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
This report describes finding about routine mammography of women age 40 and above by race/ethnic groups, based on women's responses to CWHS questions.  This report is part of the 2003-2004 Data Points publication. More current and previous Data Points publications are available at the Office of Women's Health.

Breast Cancer Screening Among California Women Ages 40 and Above, 1997-2002 (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
This report describes breast cancer screening among women ages 40 years and above by various demographic characteristics, such as health insurance status, based on women’s responses to the California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS) questions.  This report is part of the Women's Health: Findings for the California Women's Healthy Survey, 1997-2003 (PDF, 1.7MB) Opens a new browser window. report. Click on the link to view a full report.

Additional information from the California Women's Health Surveys is available from the Office of Women's Health.

 

California Breast and Cervical Cancer Legislation

1993 Breast Cancer Act
This act shall be known and may be cited as the Breast Cancer Act of 1993.  It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to fund essential research and services with respect to the cause, cure, detection, and prevention of breast cancer, and breast cancer education.

1993 Breast cancer: written summary of treatment alternatives
This bill amends Section 1704.5 of the Health and Safety Code.  It states that physicians and surgeons shall provide patients being treated for any form of breast cancer a written summary of their alternatives.

 

Federal Breast and Cervical Cancer Legislation

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-354)
The act established the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.  The program provides breast and cervical cancer screening exams to underserved women.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 (PDF) Opens a new browser window.
The act provides medical assistance to women screened and found to have breast or cervical cancer under a federally funded cancer screening program.

State laws relating to breast cancer. Legislative summary January 1949 to May 2000 (PDF, 3MB)Opens a new browser window.
A digest of significant statutes affecting breast cancer from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  These statutes reflect the past and present concerns of legislatures regarding breast cancer.

 

Materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Publications
Easy-to-read, concise Program Fact Sheets provide an overview on the disease burden, CDC's role in detecting, preventing, and controlling cancer, and descriptions of CDC-funded program activities.  The Science In Briefs provide an overview of selected research projects for CDC's cancer activities.  They give background on the projects and highlight the scope, project objectives, and estimated completion dates.

 

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