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Monday, May 16, 2011

Cyber Seminar On Modeling Impact On Cancer Intervention and Surveillance From NCI's CISNET

CISNET is a NCI-sponsored consortium investigating using statistical modeling to improve the understanding of cancer control interventions in prevention, screening, and treatment and their effects on population trends in incidence and mortality.
The models from CISNET could be used in wide variety of needs. They could range from, gaining support for establishment of policies, guidelines, evidence-based cancer control interventions and guide public health research and priorities.
These models could also used to project future trends, and to find the optimal cancer control strategies. CISNET modelers are looking to engage with cancer control planners on local and regional questions amenable to modeling.
So as a part of this engagement, the cyber-seminar for this month will include a panel of the leaders from the five CISNET Coordinating Centers, each with a focus on a specific cancer site (Breast, Colorectal, Esophageal, Lung and Prostate), as well as programmatic leaders from the NCI and CDC.
NCI’s Dr. Eric (Rocky) Feuer, CISNET Director, will provide an overview of the CISNET Consortium..  CISNET modelers will then discuss how modeling tools and data can be used by cancer control practitioners and planners to drive evidence-based interventions and provide current examples of modeling applications.  During the cyber-seminar, CDC ‘s Dr. Laura Seeff, will also announce a new exciting joint NCI-CDC opportunity  for comprehensive cancer control practitioners to work with CISNET researchers in addressing public health problems relevant to their communities through modeling.
Some examples of questions that you could answer using modeling include:
- What is your region’s anticipated need for colonoscopy and if that need was met how would it impact mortality?
- What is the comparative effectiveness of traditional mammogram vs. digital mammogram in your region?
- What would be the impact on lung cancer incidence given specific interventions?
Interested callers will be invited to follow up with the CISNET consortium members to outline possible questions for collaboration (proposal submission form available on Research to Reality).
You can register for the cyber-seminar here.
More information about CISNET


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