• Cancer Control and Prevention

    Texas Physicians Unite

    This year, Texas will experience more than 110,000 new cases of cancer and nearly 40,000 cancer-related deaths. Fortunately, reducing the number of new cancer cases and preventing many cancer deaths is possible. Research shows that screening for certain cancers can prevent these diseases, or catch them at an early, treatable stage. Receiving regular medical care, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active also can reduce a person’s cancer risk.

    TMA believes in the importance of promoting and supporting cancer prevention and control efforts in Texas. The following resources have been compiled and developed to help provide Texas physicians with the knowledge and the skills necessary to prevent and reduce cancer morbidity and mortality in our state.

  • Resources and Apps

    NEW! TMA Cancer Speakers Bureau — Helps physician groups and medical organizations locate a speaker on cancer control and prevention topics.
     CanSearch - Quickly and easily displays the current recommended cancer screening guidelines for the top 25 cancers, including their risk factors, nutrition and chemoprevention stats,and available imaging test.
    HPVsearch - Provides physicians information on cervical cancer and HPV. The app provides HPV vaccination recommendations, as well as cervical cancer screening information from the  American Cancer Society and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Also included in the app is a FAQ section that assists the physician in answering some of the most common patient questions.
    CanQuit - Assists physicians in discussing tobacco cessation with their patients. Techniques discussed include using the updated Ask-Advice-Refer evaluation method. Guidelines, information, and resources are provided to help your patients kick their tobacco habit. 
    PediCan - Details the most common signs and symptoms of the most prevalent forms of childhood cancers in the United States by name and by organ system.  In addition, the app offers helpful links for additional resources and a feature that will allow you to email information about the app to your colleagues.
  • Cancer CME

    Identifying Genetic Predisposition to Cancer – BRCA and Lynch (Register Now)
    Intended for primary care audiences, this course discusses two common genetic predictors of cancer – BRCA and Lynch syndrome. It explains how to measure a patient’s genetic risk of cancer and how to identify carriers of these genes.
    0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.75 ETHICS

    Prescribing Exercise for Cancer Survivors (Register Now)
    Physical activity/exercise prescription should be an integral part of the physician’s normal practice. Meanwhile, cancer survivors provide an important subgroup that can greatly benefit from exercise. This podcast outlines the information to consider when writing an exercise prescription for your patients who have survived cancer.
    0.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.5 ETHICS

    Primary Care Update: Childhood Cancer Survivorship (Register Now)
    Created for primary care physicians, this PDF focuses on possible late effects of childhood cancer survivors. It is estimated that 10,700 children aged 0-14 years are diagnosed with cancer each year. While more than 80% of these children are expected to be long-term survivors of their malignancy, 62.3% of these patients will experience some late effect of the illness and/or treatment.
    1.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1.5 ETHICS

    The Role of Obesity in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes (Register Now)
    This course will help Texas primary care physicians counsel and care for patients who may be affected by obesity and cancer. It looks at how and why obesity is a factor in the risk of and treatment for cancer, and how physicians can apply this knowledge to caring for patients in their practice.
    1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS

  • Other Cancer CME, Events, and Resources