Online Program

Counting and Tracking Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers in the United States

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Cheryll Thomas, MSPH, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This session will focus on current oral cancer estimates by race/ethnicity and highlight approaches to collect cancer data.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the functions of population-based cancer registries in the United States Describe in detail how the objective for early-stage oral and pharyngeal cancers is calculated.

Keyword(s): Cancer Prevention and Screening, Oral Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 16 years of cancer epidemiology and surveillance experience with five years at the American Cancer Society and 11 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I worked in the Cancer Surveillance Branch for six years on several projects, most notably the United States Cancer Statistics Web publication and the National Program of Cancer Registries—Cancer Surveillance System. I am a workgroup member of the Healthy People 2020 Cancer Focus Area Workgroup.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.