New York State Department of Health Announces Series of Public Meetings to Discuss Regional Cancer Studies

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Studies Are Part of Governor Cuomo's Cancer Research Initiative to Promote Prevention and Treatment Efforts

Four Communities Identified for Study Based on the New York State Cancer Registry, a Registry-of-Excellence Designated by the CDC, and Updated Cancer Mapping of Small Geographic Areas

State's Cancer Registry Recently Named a Member of the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER), the Nation's Preeminent Source of Population-Based Cancer Data

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 3, 2018) - The New York State Department of Health today announced that it will be holding public meetings to discuss the launch of cancer studies in four communities across New York State.The studies intend to examine cancer patterns related to demographic, behavioral, occupational and environmental factors in those areas. The purpose of the studies is to gain further understanding of the regional incidence of cancer and to inform interventions aimed at prevention and screening. The studies build on Governor Cuomo's fall commitment to launch a statewide cancer research initiative to enhance prevention efforts and improve access to diagnosis and treatment statewide.

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