NCC intern and MPH graduate student Charlotte Andreasen, working with the University of Nevada Center for Program Evaluation, is seeking women over the age of 40 with no personal history of cancer to take a brief survey. The 10-minute online questionnaire serves to assess women’s attitudes towards breast cancer screening and reasons why they may or may not have been screened.
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According to a new report, Nevada’s statewide cancer policies are falling behind in many areas. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual “How Do You Measure Up?” report was released yesterday and compares Nevada to other states on a variety of cancer policy issues. Using a variety of metrics and rated on a “green,” “yellow,” or “red” scale, the report ranks the Silver State at yellow or red in many areas, indicating Nevada has a way to go in defeating cancer.