Wednesday, June 20
2:30 - 3:00
This session will present observed and expected counts of new cancers in Hinkley, California developed using population-based cancer registry data. A $330 million legal settlement against a public utility, an Academy Award winning Hollywood movie (Erin Brockovich), and numerous news stories claimed a cancer excess in Hinkley. This study data does not support claims of an etiologic cancer excess in Hinkley. The session will present evidence that under-utilization of cancer screening constitutes the real cancer problem in this remote desert community. The study can help providers better understand and account for the effects of under-screening.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Presented by the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation/Association in Partnership with the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Indian Health Clinical Support Center (accredited sponsor)
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible as charitable donations for income tax purposes. Donations are recognized at the annual Public Health Symposium and in the newsletter Frontline.