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Thursday, December 22, 2005

NCI Media Relations Branch

NCI Issues Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2005 Update

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, today released Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2005 Update. The report summarizes our nation’s progress against cancer in relation to the Healthy People 2010 targets developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This online report, first issued in 2001 as the Cancer Progress Report, is released every other year. The revised and expanded report is intended for policy makers, researchers, clinicians, and public health service providers, offering updated national trends data and a variety of new features.

New additions to this year’s report include:

  • Quick tutorial to make navigation and downloading of materials within the report as simple as possible

  • Prevention measures: e.g., “Doctors’ and Dentists’ Advice to Quit Smoking”; “Pesticides”; and “Dioxins”

  • Treatment measures: “Breast Cancer Treatment” and “Colorectal Cancer Treatment”

  • Updated “Trends-at-a-Glance” snapshot

  • Links to state- and county-level data

  • Data, graphs, and slides that are easy to download

  • Links to Healthy People 2010 materials

  • Custom report features

  • Open text search capability

  • Fully accessible to persons with disabilities
The Cancer Trends Progress Report: 2005 Update can be viewed online at http://progressreport.cancer.gov/. General questions about the report may be directed to progressreporthelp@mail.nih.gov.

For more information about cancer, please visit the NCI Web site at http://www.cancer.gov or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4 CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

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