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Introduction of Section: Challenges Inherent in Communicating Cancer Risk Information

Introduction of Section: Challenges Inherent in Communicating Cancer Risk Information Introduction of Section: Challenges Inherent in Communicating Cancer Risk Information J. Paul Van Nevel poses challenges not only for communications planning but also In this group of papers, Fischhoff and Weinstein, with a re- for creating links between the public and the science underlying sponse by Maibach, examine the risk communication challenge risk information. They also present new directions in risk com- from the perspective of how people process information. The munications research. authors focus on the cognitive barriers to understanding cancer risks. These papers make the case that successful risk commu- Affiliation of author: Office of Cancer Communications, National Cancer nication depends on the ability of those who originate risk com- Institute, Bethesda, MD. munications to understand and address audience members’ per- Correspondence to: J. P. Van Nevel, National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 31, ceptions of and feelings about the risk in question. The authors Rm. 10A31, MSC 2580, Bethesda, MD 20892 (e-mail: nevelp@occ.nci. postulate that successful communication of risk information nih.gov). Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs No. 25, 1999 5 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/article-abstract/1999/25/5a/897931 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 10 February 2018 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JNCI Monographs Oxford University Press

Introduction of Section: Challenges Inherent in Communicating Cancer Risk Information

JNCI Monographs , Volume 1999 (25) – Jan 1, 1999

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Oxford University Press
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Oxford University Press
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1052-6773
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10.1093/oxfordjournals.jncimonographs.a024211
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Introduction of Section: Challenges Inherent in Communicating Cancer Risk Information J. Paul Van Nevel poses challenges not only for communications planning but also In this group of papers, Fischhoff and Weinstein, with a re- for creating links between the public and the science underlying sponse by Maibach, examine the risk communication challenge risk information. They also present new directions in risk com- from the perspective of how people process information. The munications research. authors focus on the cognitive barriers to understanding cancer risks. These papers make the case that successful risk commu- Affiliation of author: Office of Cancer Communications, National Cancer nication depends on the ability of those who originate risk com- Institute, Bethesda, MD. munications to understand and address audience members’ per- Correspondence to: J. P. Van Nevel, National Institutes of Health, Bldg. 31, ceptions of and feelings about the risk in question. The authors Rm. 10A31, MSC 2580, Bethesda, MD 20892 (e-mail: nevelp@occ.nci. postulate that successful communication of risk information nih.gov). Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs No. 25, 1999 5 Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/article-abstract/1999/25/5a/897931 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 10 February 2018

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JNCI MonographsOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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