A recently released video series will be an important tool for reducing the cancer burden in the state of Colorado. University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Control and Prevention program is working with Colorado School of Public Health’s Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC) to educate health care providers in the community about various types of cancer, nutrition, genetics, smoking cessation, and palliative care.

“The Cancer Control Video Series will be an important method for improving engagement between the CU Cancer Center and community clinicians engaged in cancer screening efforts,” said Myles Cockburn, co-leader of CU Cancer Center’s Prevention and Control Program. “The series will allow us to provide timely communication on current screening guidelines and methods.”

Two years in the making, the Cancer Control Video Series includes 17 videos and numerous experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, and leading universities from across the nation.

“We designed this unique video series specifically as a resource for public health professionals working in cancer control,” said Elaine Scallan, Director, RM-PHTC and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It provides an essential primer on what we know about cancer sites and risk factors and how we can use this knowledge to improve prevention and cancer outcomes.”

The series includes:

  • Personalization: Learners can watch one topic or the entire series. 
  • Additional Resources: research papers, tool kits, guidelines, and other websites relevant for those new to public health or cancer control
  • Certificates of completion available by topic

To learn more about this video series:

Two minute video intro:www.publichealthpractice.org/cancer-control

Entire series:https://www.publichealthpractice.org/cancer-control-video-series