Youth and young adulthood are key periods for determining later adult breast cancer risk. Effective health messaging targeted to these age groups could have an important impact on long-term breast health and rates of breast cancer.
Cancer Research Ideas - Implementation Sciences (Archived)
Studying the impact of cancer on large populations can provide important information that influences practices, policies, and programs that directly affect the health of millions of people each year. To improve cancer outcomes, it is essential to identify and test methods for more effectively disseminating information about new approaches for cancer prevention, risk assessment, screening, prognosis, treatment, and survivorship. Interventions must fit within real-world public health and clinical settings and be accessible and understandable to practitioners and the public.
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70,000 Adolescents &Young Adults (AYAs) are diagnosed every year in the US and the total number of survivors diagnosed as AYAs is estimated at 1.8 million. AYAs continually report unmet needs in terms of resources, mental distress and isolation.
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We can know the cause of cancer, and know how to treat and prevent.
Doctors and nurses do their best to help patients, but we can all use help with communications. I propose we build an online resource that provides clinicians ethical, effective ways to discuss cancer with patients and families.
Dogs represent an outstanding intermediate animal model of cancer. Pet dogs live in our environment, are outbred and develop the same tumors as humans. Studies in dog will lend insight earlier in the translation of potential therapies to humans.
Hyperthermia is a FDA approved adjuvant/palliative treatment for cervical, breast, skin and head and neck cancer . The proposal is to develop a mobile unit to provide service to multiple radiation centers and expand use of hyperthermia in the U.S.
Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination can prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer cases, yet uptake in the US is unacceptably low. Ob/gyn providers are accustomed to cervical cancer prevention and are uniquely suited to recommend and vaccinate women.
The built environment can support or inhibit physical activity and healthy nutrition, which are critical to cancer prevention. Implementation Science is needed to effectively engage non-health public sectors to create healthier environments for all.
The success or failure of implementing evidence-based interventions depends a great deal on service delivery contextual factors for which we have very limited measures. This would increase understanding of the role of context in implementation.
Measuring what works for whom in what setting at what time can add external validity to cancer treatment, prevention and control research, and lead to much more rapid advances in reducing the cancer burden for diverse Americans. Context matters.
Evidence-based interventions (EBIs) addressing unhealthy diets and physical inactivity can have a significant impact on controlling and reducing the cancer burden. Minority and immigrant populations are less likely to have access to EBIs.
It is critical to conduct system level research to dramatically improve cancer screening rates and ultimately finding cancer when it is more easily treated and cured.
Many cancer patients receive too much or too little care, because treatment is based on physician practice style rather than patient needs. We need to develop interventions that make it easier for physicians to provide the right amount of care.
Endometrial cancer is the cancer most linked to obesity, and preventable with weight loss in obese women. Evidence-based interventions are available, feasible and effective for weight loss, but poorly integrated into women's health care.