EGRP News Flash - September 27, 2012

Comments Sought on Using Translational Epidemiology to Bridge Evidence Gaps in Cancer Care Continuum

On September 26, NCI's Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) published its fourth post in a series of blogs inviting the research community to join in an ongoing Web-based conversation to help develop priorities and influence the next generation of high-impact studies. The input received via the Cancer Epidemiology Matters Blog will inform future discussions at "Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology: From Scientific Discoveries to Population Health Impact," an EGRP-sponsored workshop set for December 12-13, 2012.

This post emphasizes that translational epidemiology is an essential ingredient to accelerate the movement of scientific discoveries to impact population health. The described translation continuum combines basic, clinical, and public health approaches to disease treatment, prevention, and control, and influences further research, policy, and practice.

In the post, EGRP seeks input on the following fundamental questions:

  • What are new ways in which epidemiology can be used to fill evidence gaps between discoveries and population health impact in the cancer care continuum?
  • How can observational epidemiology make the greatest scientific contributions in understanding cancer-related risk factors that cannot be studied through randomized clinical trials?

To offer your input and participate in the discussion, visit the blog and enter your comment(s) at the bottom of the post.

Visit the workshop page to learn more about the December 2012 workshop.

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