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Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2018 - Behavioral Risk Factors Related to Cancer Control (PDF)

The Office of Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has compiled a slide deck of the 2018 BRFSS survey results associated with Cancer-Related Health Behaviors by gender, race/ethnicity, and education for the state of Texas.

Hospitals

Updated April 2020

Find information on all acute and general hospitals in Texas, as well as select surgical hospitals that provide cancer screenings, such as colonoscopies. Learn more....

Slides on HPV Vaccination Initiation and Up-To-Date Coverage

Posted April 2020

The Office of Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has compiled two slide decks that provide data on initiation and up-to-date HPV vaccination coverage by gender and poverty level among adolescents 13-17 years in Texas and the U.S, 2014-2018. Learn more....

Mammography Services

Updated March 2020, plus Map-based Links

Texas Cancer Information collects and provides information on FDA and/or State of Texas certified on-site and mobile mammography services throughout Texas. Services accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) are indicated. Learn more....

Free Colorectal Cancer Screening Services

  Updated March 2020, plus Maps

Visit Where can I get screened for colon cancer? to find clinics in over 40 Texas counties that are offering free colorectal cancer screenings through MD Anderson's FIT-Flu and ACT programs and to find screening programs serving other counties provided by other Texas organizations. Learn more...

Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Unisured Patients, in English and Spanish

Updated January - March 2020

Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients at https://www.texascancer.info/access/ helps low-income or uninsured Texans seeking free or low-cost cancer screening or treatment. Texas Cancer Information staff investigated procedures, contacts and clinic locations for screening and treatment for every Texas county. Information on how to obtain cancer care services in each of these counties is available in English and in Spanish and can be printed or downloaded in PDF format.

Simply answer a few questions and you will have the information you need in seconds.

Introduction to Cancer Survivorship

Content Still Available for Viewing (CE/CME No Longer Available)

This University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Professional Oncology Education Program online course will be of value to Primary care health professionals: physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors and community health workers. Learn more...

2018 Texas Cancer Plan

2018 Texas Cancer Plan

The Texas Cancer Plan (the Plan) aims to reduce the cancer burden across the state and improve the lives of Texans. As the statewide call to action for cancer research, prevention, and control, the Plan identifies the challenges and issues that affect our state and presents a set of goals, objectives, and strategies to help inform and guide communities in the fight against cancer. The intent of the Plan is to provide a coordinated, prioritized, and actionable framework that will help guide efforts to mitigate the cancer burden.

The 2018 Texas Cancer Plan is published by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). To learn more about The Plan, click on the following link: https://www.cprit.state.tx.us/about-us/texas-cancer-plan

Houston and Harris County Food Access Analysis Tool

The Houston and Harris County Food Access Analysis Tool is an interactive map of the various food access-related services in Houston and Harris County that was collected prior to Hurricane Harvey. This tool was developed in response to a strong community voice seeking to identify, learn and connect all forms of providers in the food-related ecosystem to one another but also for medical providers to use this information to support patient care plans. The tool offers key features and capabilities such as:
  • ability to search of all resources within a specific zip code by simply entering it into the search bar;
  • zoom in and out to view community-centric information;
  • access and plot the various food-related services and retailers by selecting the green layers icon and then the optional layers;
  • the ability to view transportation routes, medical providers and income data;
  • select multiple layers to overlay information; and
  • lastly, print the information needed to connect residents and community partners.
The analysis tool is the result of a cross-sector collaborative supported and funded by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and GE Healthymagination, and anchored by The University of Texas School of Public Health.

CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Preteen Vax News, October 19, 2016 (Special Edition, October 2016 ACIP Meeting)
CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents
CDC now routinely recommends two doses of HPV vaccine for 11 or 12 year olds to prevent HPV cancers. This recommendation makes it easier for parents to protect their children by reducing the number of shots and trips to the doctor. HPV vaccination is an important cancer prevention tool and two doses of HPV vaccine will provide safe, effective and long-lasting protection when given at the recommended ages of 11 and 12 years. Some of the specifics of the recommendation include:
  • The first HPV vaccine dose is routinely recommended at 11-12 years old. The second dose of the vaccine should be administered 6 to 12 months after the first dose.
  • Teens and young adults who start the series at ages 15 through 26 years will continue to need three doses of HPV vaccine to protect against cancer-causing HPV infections.
  • Adolescents aged 9 through 14 years who have already received two doses of HPV vaccine less than 6 months apart, will require a third dose.
  • Three doses are recommended for people with weakened immune systems aged 9-26 years.

Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Melanoma Moon Shot Program and Cancer Prevention and Control Platform seek to develop and implement community-based efforts related to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer, specifically melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. These two teams collaborated to develop the Skin Cancer Prevention Toolkit For Institutions of Higher Education. The toolkit is designed to assist college and university leaders in adopting, implementing and enforcing skin cancer prevention campus policies and practices.

The tools and materials provided in this toolkit support and explain the benefits and rationale for a 100% Indoor Tanning-Free Campus Policy, a Sun Protection Campus Policy, and skin cancer prevention education and health services activities. This toolkit also provides resources and tips on drafting, enforcing, communicating and evaluating policy.

To view/download the toolkit, click on one of the following links.

Skin Cancer Poster

Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit for Institutions of Higher Education

On behalf of the City of Houston/Harris County Community Transformation Initiative, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Tobacco Work Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center created a Houston/Harris County Tobacco Task Force (Task Force) to serve as a place for collaboration, resource development, and technical assistance to address tobacco use among college campus populations. The Houston Department of Health & Human Services received a planning award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build capacity to support healthy lifestyles in Harris County. The award targets tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, quality clinical and other preventive services, and social and emotional wellness.

The work group was charged with lending their expertise to the development of a Tobacco Task Force Toolkit. The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a coordinated strategic framework for institutions of higher education in Houston/Harris County to develop and or strengthen their current campus tobacco policy.


>Tobacco-Free Policy Toolkit for Institutions of Higher Education