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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

Advice for Communities

These videos explain what a cancer cluster is, how they are investigated and what options residents may want to consider if they have concerns about cancer rates in their community. This section also explains what a cancer registry is.

2.4 Advice for Other Communities from the Frederick Community
5:04
April 29, 2013
Frederick residents advise people in other communities facing a potential cancer cluster investigation. They stress perseverance and leadership.

5:39
April 29, 2013
Public health professionals Tom Burke, Cliff Mitchell and Lora Werner define cancer clusters and talk through some of the questions that arise during an investigation of a potential cluster.
 
5:37
April 29, 2013
Experts Tom Burke, Cliff Mitchell, John Bailar and Lora Werner discuss the challenge of investigating cancer clusters, with their long latency periods and small sample sizes.
 
5:44
April 29, 2013
Cliff Mitchell, John Bailar, Bill Hudson and Lora Werner share advice for people who believe there may be a cancer cluster in their community.
 
5:04
April 29, 2013
Frederick residents advise people in other communities facing a potential cancer cluster investigation. They stress perseverance and leadership.
 
5:39
April 29, 2013
Diane Dwyer and Cliff Mitchell describe the Maryland Cancer Registry and the data it collects. They also discuss the differences between the registry's data and information gathered by community members.