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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Cancer Epidemiology
3102.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Cancer Epidemiology
In this session, the learner will hear about cancer risk and survival differences based on different ethnicities and geographic distributions using various data sources including U.S. Census data. In addition, participants will hear about the association of obesity with three major cancers.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to 1. Apply state cancer registry data and U.S. Census data to assess risk of death due to cervical cancer among women of different socioeconomic status, residential status, race and ethnicities 2. Describe racial-ethnic and geographic distribution of prostate cancer in the State of Florida 3. Describe ethnic disparities in overall cancer survival as well as in site-specific cancer survival and in stage at diagnosis, particularly among major Asian American and Pacific Islander subgroups 4. Recognize factors which are associated with a perception of elevated personal cancer risk 5. Describe the relationship between obesity and cancer of colon, breast, and prostate based on the results of ecologic analysis
Moderator(s):Steven Godin, PhD, MPH
10:30 AMEthnicity, Poverty, Rural Residence and Cervical Cancer Survival in Texas, 1995-2001
Katherine Eggleston, MSPH, Ann Coker, PhD, Melanie Williams, PhD, Guillermo Tortolero-Luna, MD, PhD, Jeanne Martin, PhD, Susan R. Tortolero, PhD
10:45 AMAn Analysis of the Legal Battle Over Epidemiological Data between the Louisiana Tumor Registry and Concerned Citizens/Medical Professionals  [ Recorded presentation ]
Barbara Allen, PhD
11:05 AMAnalysis of prostate cancer incidence in the State of Florida using GIS and multi-level modeling  [ Recorded presentation ]
Hong Xiao, PhD, Gebre-Egziabher Kiros, PhD, Katherine Milla, PhD, Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN
11:20 AMWho believes that they are at risk?: Factors influencing perceived cancer risk in Maryland  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jeanetta Churchill, MS, Carmela Groves, RN, MS, Ebenezer Israel, MD, MPH, Diane M. Dwyer, MD, Min Zhan, PhD, Annette Hopkins, RN, MS, Eileen Karen Steinberger, MD, MS
11:35 AMCorrelations between Obesity and Cancer Using State Summary Data  [ Recorded presentation ]
L. Joseph Su, PHD, MPH, Hui-Yi Lin, Cindy Cheng
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Epidemiology
Endorsed by:Gerontological Health; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA