Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network (CONCERN)


Overview

The Comprehensive Oncologic Emergencies Research Network (CONCERN) was established in March 2015 with the goal to accelerate knowledge generation, synthesis and translation of oncologic emergency medicine research through multi-center collaborations. CONCERN is an open scientific forum for oncology and emergency medicine researchers interested in collaborative approaches to understanding the utilization of emergency care by cancer patients and developing evidenced based management strategies that improve cancer outcomes.

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Objectives

  1. To identify knowledge gaps in the emergency care of cancer patients and define the scope.
  2. Accelerate knowledge generation and translation through multi-centre research collaborations across oncology and emergency medicine.
  3. Expand knowledge around treatment of oncologic emergencies in the emergency medicine setting.
  4. Translate research findings into national guidelines and community emergency care settings.
  5. Develop collaborative educational efforts in the area of cancer and emergency medicine.
  6. Provide mentoring and consultation to new and established investigators working in the area of cancer and emergency medicine.

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Organizational Structure

CONCERN's lead coordinators are:

  • Jeff Caterino, M.D., of The Ohio State University
  • Corita Grudzen, M.D., of NYU Langone Medical Center,
  • Demetrious (Jim) Kyriacou, M.D., Ph.D., of Northwestern University

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Membership

CONCERN membership includes more than 20 medical centers and is open to new members interested in collaborative research in cancer and emergency medicine. There are no membership requirements.

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Publications

Brown J, Grudzen C, Kyriacou J, Obermeyer Z, Quest T, Rivera D, Stone S, Wright J, Shelburne N. The Emergency Care of Patients With Cancer: Setting the Research Agenda. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;68(6):706-711.

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Meetings

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Contacts

NIH Contacts

Lead Investigators

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