Cancer Resources for Health Professionals
Links to external sites are for informational purposes and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities.
TheTexas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has compiled a list of resources forincreasing 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 DiseaseControl and Prevention
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division ofCancer Prevention and Control is advancing cancer prevention nationwide foreveryone. The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control focuses on innovativecommunication approaches to promote cancer prevention, screening and earlydetection, research, and evidence-based programs.
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.
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 Preventionand Research Institute of Texas
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas(CPRIT) is the state agency mandated to create and expedite innovation incancer research, attract, create, or expand cancer research capabilities inTexas, and develop and implement the TexasCancer Plan (Plan).
The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is a statewide,population-based registry that serves as the foundation for measuring thecancer burden in Texas. The purpose and ultimate goal of the TCR is to collect,maintain, and disseminate the highest quality cancer data that will contributetowards cancer prevention and control—improving diagnoses, treatment, survival,and quality of life for all cancer patients.
Texas BehavioralRisk Factor Surveillance System
The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)is a federally supported landline and cellular telephone survey that collectsdata about Texas residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors,chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services.
Texas Cancer Information (TCI) helps connects patients,caregivers, medical professionals, and the public with reliable, online cancerinformation. The TCI website offers information on national, state, andcommunity level cancer-related support.
The Cancer Alliance of Texas engages organizations,agencies, institutions and individuals to work collaboratively to reduce theimpact of cancer in Texas, and to promote the Plan.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The CommunityGuide) is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community PreventiveServices Task Force.
AdvancingHealth Equity in Texas through Culturally Responsive Care
The goal of this module is to provide physicians, nurses,mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, psychologists, peersupport specialists, community health workers, and other health-careprofessionals with practical guidance about how to advance equity in physical,mental, behavioral, and oral health by adopting and implementing the NationalStandards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) inHealth and Health Care. In addition to addressing the health of patients and clients,the course addresses the disparities and risk factors in health-care systems.
ColorectalCancer: The Why, When, How, and Ways to Improve Screening Rates
Colorectal Cancer: The why, when, how, and ways to improvescreening rates is presented by the ACS. This activity discusses the latestguidelines and methods for colorectal cancer screening and why increasing ratesare important to health professionals. This activity was designed forphysicians, medical assistants, nurses, and public health workers.
CancerSurvivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
The Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series is a freecontinuing education program that provides a forum to educate primary careproviders (PCPs) (e.g., general medicine physicians, geriatricians,gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses) who may havepatients who are cancer survivors about how to better understand and care forsurvivors in the primary care setting.
ProviderEducation for Mental Health Care of Cancer Survivors
The Provider Education for Mental Health Care of CancerSurvivors training was created to support health care providers, improveknowledge about cancer survivors’ mental health care, and promote recommendeddistress screening.
CancerSurvivorship for Community Health Workers
The Center for Community Health Development’s National CommunityHealth Worker Training Center offers free, self-paced continuing educationunits for Community Health Workers on cancer survivorship, breast cancersurvivorship, cervical cancer survivorship, and colorectal cancer survivorship.
CertifiedTobacco Treatment Training Program
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s CertifiedTobacco Treatment Program is an intensive, four-day course focused on theskills needed to effectively deliver tobacco cessation treatment in both aclinic and community setting. It is intended for health care providers andbehavioral health professionals, who counsel patients toward full cessation oftobacco and nicotine products.