Cancer Resources for Health Professionals

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Resource Websites

COVID-19 and Cancer Resources
The Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has compiled a list of resources for increasing cancer screening rates during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hepatitis B and C and Liver Cancer
The Cancer Alliance of Texas has developed this hepatitis B and C and liver cancer guide. This guide focuses on preventing liver cancer by preventing and screening for hepatitis B and C.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is advancing cancer prevention nationwide for everyone. The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control focuses on innovative communication approaches to promote cancer prevention, screening and early detection, research, and evidence-based programs.

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training. NCI drives the cancer research enterprise by supporting and convening researchers, paying for facilities and systems, coordinating the National Cancer Plan, and more.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The ACS offers reliable cancer-related information to health professionals, their staff, and patients.

Livestrong helps cancer survivors, caregivers, and their loved ones through direct services, community programs, and system change. The Livestrong Solution Grants program recognizes and funds organizations who are developing cutting edge, inventive, and sustainable solutions to overlooked cancer problems.

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas(CPRIT) is the state agency mandated to create and expedite innovation in cancer research, attract, create, or expand cancer research capabilities in Texas, and develop and implement the Texas Cancer Plan (Plan).

Texas Cancer Registry
The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is a statewide, population-based registry that serves as the foundation for measuring the cancer burden in Texas. The purpose and ultimate goal of the TCR is to collect, maintain, and disseminate the highest quality cancer data that will contribute towards cancer prevention and control—improving diagnoses, treatment, survival, and quality of life for all cancer patients.

Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)is a federally supported landline and cellular telephone survey that collects data about Texas residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. 

Texas Cancer Information
Texas Cancer Information (TCI) helps connects patients, caregivers, medical professionals, and the public with reliable, online cancer information. The TCI website offers information on national, state, and community level cancer-related support.

Cancer Alliance of Texas
The Cancer Alliance of Texas engages organizations, agencies, institutions, and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce the impact of cancer in Texas, and to promote the Plan.

The Community Guide
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force.


Advancing Health Equity in Texas through Culturally Responsive Care
The goal of this module is to provide physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, psychologists, peer support specialists, community health workers, and other healthcare professionals with practical guidance about how to advance equity in physical, mental, behavioral, and oral health by adopting and implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. In addition to addressing the health of patients and clients, the course addresses the disparities and risk factors in healthcare systems.

Colorectal Cancer: The Why, When, How, and Ways to Improve Screening Rates
Colorectal Cancer: The why, when, how, and ways to improve screening rates are presented by the ACS. This activity discusses the latest guidelines and methods for colorectal cancer screening and why increasing rates are important to health professionals. This activity was designed for physicians, medical assistants, nurses, and public health workers.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a free continuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary care providers (PCPs) (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians, gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may have patients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting.

Provider Education for Mental Health Care of Cancer Survivors
The Provider Education for Mental Health Care of Cancer Survivors training was created to support health care providers, improve knowledge about cancer survivors’ mental health care, and promote recommended distress screening.

Cancer Survivorship for Community Health Workers
The Center for Community Health Development’s National Community Health Worker Training Center offers free, self-paced continuing education units for Community Health Workers on cancer survivorship, breast cancer survivorship, cervical cancer survivorship, and colorectal cancer survivorship.

Certified Tobacco Treatment Training Program
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Program is an intensive, four-day course focused on the skills needed to effectively deliver tobacco cessation treatment in both a clinic and community setting. It is intended for health care providers and behavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation of tobacco and nicotine products.