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Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2004, Featuring Cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives
We thank Andrew Lake, Rick Firth, Danielle Mel- bert, and Martin Krapcho of Information Manage- ment Services, Inc. for assisting in statistical analyses.
We also thank Tom Richards and Mary White, Di- vision of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Geor- gia for assistance with graphics and their helpful comments on the article.
David K. Espey, MD1 Xiao-Cheng Wu, MD, MPH2,3 Judith Swan, MSH4 Charles Wiggins, MPH, PhD5 Melissa A. Jim, MPH1 Elizabeth Ward, PhD6 Phyllis A. Wingo, PhD1 Holly L. Howe, PhD2 Lynn A. G. Ries, MS4 Barry A. Miller, DrPH4 Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD6 Faruque Ahmed, PhD1 Nathaniel Cobb, MD7 Judith S. Kaur, MD8 Brenda K. Edwards, PhD4
Phyllis A. Wingo was under contract with the In- dian Health Service for a portion of her work on this manuscript.
1 Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Springfield, Illinois.
This article was originally published online on October 15, 2007, and it is presented here with the following modifications: Dr. Wu’s degree appears correctly above, and some data was realigned in the tables to improve the readability of the data being presented. The changes do not affect the core data or the conclusions of the ar- ticle in any way. The publisher apologizes for this oversight and any confusion that may have ensued.
3 Louisiana Tumor Registry, Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. New Mexico Tumor Registry, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia. Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
Address for reprints: David K. Espey, MD, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Indian Health Service, 5300 Homestead NE, Albuquer- que, NM 87110; Fax: (505) 248-4393; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received August 13, 2007; revision received August 20, 2007; accepted August 21, 2007.
*This article is a U.S. government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
BACKGROUND. The American Cancer Societ , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries collaborate annually to provide updated information on cancer occurrence and trends in the U.S. The 2007 report features a comprehensive compilation of cancer information for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). METHODS. Cancer incidence data were available for up to 82% of the U.S. popula- tion. Cancer deaths were available for the entire U.S. population. Long-term (1975 through 2004) and fixed-interval (1995 through 2004) incidence and mor- tality trends were evaluated by annual percent change using regression analyses (2-sided P < .05). Cancer screening, risk factors, socioeconomic characteristics, incidence data, and stage were compiled for non-Hispanic whites (NHW) and AI/AN across 6 regions of the U.S.
Published 2007 by the American Cancer Society* DOI 10.1002/cncr.23044 Published online 15 October 2007 in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com).