While much needs to be discovered about the causes and treatment of cancer, we already know enough to prevent half of all cancer. Research needs to be directed at how best to implement what we know works so as to benefit all.
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.
The submission period for Implementation Sciences ideas ended on July 1. However, we encourage you to sign up for regular e-mail updates about the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative at the Cancer Moonshot Milestones web page.
Most of the latest medical research around cancer that is published on PubMed, etc. is too complex for the average patient to understand. We've built a system to create summaries of the latest research at the reading level of the average american.
Increase study accrual by getting broader participation of community oncologists and their patients
We have experts on healthy literacy and communication. Why not make public libraries "teachers" of how to read about health - with context. This engages caregivers, patients and public to understand care and health.
Tumor tissue from cancer patients is the most crucial enabler of new technologies, screening and hypothesis testing. Goals here are to centralize tissue collection, create community action and make more samples of tissue available in great amounts.
Coordinate an effort among the NCI, realtor associations, and remediators to provide radon test kits bi-annually after home sales to detect and fix high radon levels as a lung cancer preventative effort. Cancer information can be sent with the kits.
Cancer incidence for women between the ages of 20 and 49 has incresed world wide.This project seeks to examine the impact of early treatment and intervention in premenopausal women, and its effect on their childbearing and fertility options.
What are the effects on those living in the farming communities from common farming practices and the use of many chemicals? How much are we exposed to chemicals via pesticide drift when farmers commonly use crop dusters to spray their fields?
Smoking cessation, HPV vaccination, and screening for colorectal cancer, if disseminated widespread, could prevent the development of tens of thousands of cancers and many, many deaths each year, as well as billions of dollars in health care costs.
I have doing Cancer Research for 40 years, and was able to help a friend, newly diagnosed with GBM, to navigate his choices of a surgeon and a clinical trial. Most Americans do not have access to someone who can act as a cancer care concierge.
Trigger points directly affect the pH level of all body fluids which determines how well our immune system functions.
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