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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2007 Update

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The NCI wishes to acknowledge the following Federal agencies as sources for the data used in this report:

Environmental Protection Agency

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The preparation of this report involved the efforts of many individuals who provided direction and content by serving on the NCI Working Group, the NCI Executive Committee, the External Advisory Group, or who otherwise provided significant content or production assistance.

NCI Working Group, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

Jon F. Kerner, Ph.D., Working Group Chair
Deputy Director for Research Dissemination and Diffusion

Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Applied Research Program

Michele Bloch, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Officer, Tobacco Control Research Branch

Nancy Breen, Ph.D.
Economist, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program

Martin L. Brown, Ph.D.
Chief, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program

Denise Buckley, E.L.S.
Writer-Editor, Office of the Director

Laurie Cynkin, M.H.S.
Program Analyst, Office of the Director

Brenda K. Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Surveillance Research Program

Eric J. Feuer, Ph.D.
Chief, Statistical Research Applications Branch, Surveillance Research Program

Dan J. Grauman, M.A.
Information Technology Specialist, Office of the Director

Linda C. Harlan, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program

Anne Hartman, M.S.
Statistician, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Applied Research Program

Susan M. Krebs-Smith, Ph.D.
Chief, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Applied Research Program

Shannon M. Lynch, M.P.H.
Program Analyst, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program

Jill Reedy, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Nutritionist, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch, Applied Research Program

Lynn A. G. Ries, M.S.
Health Statistician, Cancer Statistics Branch, Surveillance Research Program

Sonja M. Stringer, M.P.H.
Research Associate, Applied Research Program

Richard Troiano, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch, Applied Research Program

Deborah M. Winn, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program

NCI Executive Committee

Jon F. Kerner, Ph.D., Committee Chair
Deputy Director for Research Dissemination and Diffusion, DCCPS

Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Applied Research Program, DCCPS

Christine D. Berg, M.D.
Chief, Early Detection Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention

Aaron Blair, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Scientist Emeritus, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch

Brenda K. Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Surveillance Research Program, DCCPS

Eric J. Feuer, Ph.D.
Chief, Statistical Research Applications Branch, Surveillance Research Program, DCCPS

Patricia Hartge, Sc.D.
Deputy Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Bradford W. Hesse, Ph.D.
Chief, Health Communication & Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, DCCPS

Julia H. Rowland, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship, DCCPS

Deborah M. Winn, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program

External Advisory Group

Jeff Abrams, M.D., Senior Investigator, Clinical Investigations Branch, National Cancer Institute

Donald Blackman, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wendy E. Braund, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Ed., Luther L Terry Senior Fellow in Preventive Medicine & Senior Clinical Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, US Department of Health & Human Services

Robert Croyle, Ph.D., Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Jessie Gruman, Ph.D., President and Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Health

Robert Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

Patricia Hoge, R.N., Ph.D., Chief Mission Officer, American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic Division

Claire A. Kendrick, M.S.Ed., C.H.E.S., Agency for Healthcare, Research, and Quality Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships

Diane Makuc, Dr.P.H., Division Director, Health and Utilization Analysis, National Center for Health Statistics

Terry F. Pechacek, Ph.D., Associate Director for Science, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Randy Schwartz, M.S.P.H., Senior Vice President for Cancer Control, American Cancer Society, New England Division

Kurt Snipes, M.S., Ph.D., Chief, Cancer Surveillance & Research Branch, California Department of Public Health, California Cancer Registry

K. Vish Viswanath, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Howard Wainer, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Scientist, National Board of Medical Examiners

Contractors

American Nonsmokersí Rights Foundation: Data support

g2eSolutions: Interactive graph design

Information Management Services, Inc.: Data support

Matthews Media Group, Inc.: Editing and design

VSB Associates: Summary tables graph design

* Special thanks to NCIís Office of Government and Congressional Relations and the MayaTech Corporation for its past contributions.

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