Governor's Cancer Research Initiative

The Governor's Cancer Research Initiative, , was undertaken to examine cancer trends and the potential causes of cancer in four regions of the state that have a higher incidence of cancer. The four regions include: Warren County in northeastern New York, Staten Island (Richmond County) in New York City, an area of East Buffalo and western Cheektowaga in western New York, and an area including the communities of Centereach, Farmingville and Selden on Long Island.

成人香蕉视频appStaff from the New York State Department of Health conducted a detailed review of cancer data for each area. They also examined information on demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral and occupational factors that might have contributed to the higher incidence of specific types of cancer. In addition, Department staff worked with the Department of Environmental Conservation to identify potential sources of environmental contaminants that may be affecting cancer rates. The Department used the results of the initiative to develop recommendations aimed at enhancing community cancer prevention and screening efforts and supporting access to appropriate high-quality health care.

Study Update

The four investigations are complete. Executive summaries of each report are available and the Department is holding a series of public meetings to inform local communities about the findings of the investigations and to share its recommendations (see below). Presentations from the meeting and the full report for each investigation are being posted the day after each meeting.

East Buffalo/Western Cheektowaga (Erie County)

The East Buffalo/Western Cheektowaga study area was investigated because there were six different types of cancer that had elevated incidence in 2011-2015: colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, oral cavity (mouth and throat) cancer, and prostate cancer.

Staten Island (Richmond County)

成人香蕉视频app Staten Island was investigated because it had the highest incidence rate for all cancers combined among the five New York City boroughs in 2011-2015. A major focus of this investigation was on thyroid cancer, which was significantly elevated compared to the state as a whole.

Glens Falls (Warren County)

Warren County was investigated because it had the highest incidence rate for all cancers combined of any county in New York in 2011-2015. Lung cancer, laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, oral cavity (mouth and throat) cancer, and brain tumors were among the specific cancers investigated.

Centereach, Farmingville, Selden (Suffolk County)

成人香蕉视频appThe Centereach, Farmingville, Selden study area was investigated because there were four different types of cancer that had elevated incidence in 2011-2015: bladder cancer, lung cancer, leukemia and thyroid cancer.

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