cancer national institute

cancer national institute

There is often the requirement to evaluate descriptive statistics for data within the organization or for health care information. Every year the National Cancer Institute collects and publishes data based on patient demographics. Understanding differences between the groups based upon the collected data often informs health care professionals towards research, treatment options, or patient education.

Using the data on the “National Cancer Institute Data” Excel spreadsheet, calculate the descriptive statistics indicated below for each of the Race/Ethnicity groups. Refer to your textbook and the Topic Materials, as needed, for assistance in with creating Excel formulas.

Provide the following descriptive statistics:

  • Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode
  • Measures of Variation: Variance, Standard Deviation, and Range (a formula is not needed for Range).
  • Once the data is calculated, provide a 150-250 word analysis of the descriptive statistics on the spreadsheet. This should include differences and health outcomes between groups.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing?is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite

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Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research Ethics

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DeVol, R. B. (2007). An unheathy America: The economic burden of chronic diseases. Santa Monica CA: Milken Institute, 326.

H. Lubin, J. (2003). Studies of random lung cancer in North America and China. Radiation protection dosimetry, 315-319.

Torre, L. A. (2016). Lung cancer statistics. Lung cancer and personalized medicine, 1-19.


Point Description
Broad Topic Area/Title Cancer patient demographics collection is done and recorded annually by the National Cancer Institute. This data helps medical researchers decide on the mode of public education relating to the disease. The data collected also forms the basis for significant decisions on placement of specialized medical facilities and research institutions that are focused on cancer study. The prevalence rate of cancer in different communities helps identify common behaviors that directly influence or prevent the development of cancer.

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