Program Type: New England CEPAC

Diabetes: Type 2

Jan 2022 | Assessment

More than 34 million Americans, or 13% of the US population, have diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which is characterized by progressive loss of adequate insulin secretion from the pancreas and peripheral resistance to insulin, accounts for 90-95% of those cases. Prevalence of T2DM increases with age and minorities bear a disproportionate burden […]

Atopic Dermatitis

Jul 2021 | Assessment

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing skin condition associated with dry skin and itching. It is characterized by acute flare-ups of pruritic lesions over dry skin. Atopic dermatitis is a subset of the broad classification of eczema. It is the most common skin disease in children, with 50% of patients experiencing onset of disease within […]

Prostate Cancer

Dec 2008 | Assessment

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths and the seventh overall causeof death in men in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008).Given that most new cases are diagnosed at an early, localized stage, significant attentionhas been focused on understanding the risks and benefits of alternative managementstrategies for patients […]

Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2

Feb 2016 | Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 1.7 million adults are newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) each year. To treat diabetes, approximately 6 million Americans use insulin therapy as part of their treatment plan to control their blood glucose level. During the meeting, the CTAF […]

Cystic Fibrosis

Aug 2020 | Assessment

Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive condition caused by mutations in the CFTR gene. It is relatively rare, occurring in approximately 1 in 2,500 to 3,000 livebirths, but is the most common, lethal genetic disease in Caucasian populations. CF is a progressive disease that affects many organ systems, but most of its morbidity and mortality […]