Opportunities and Challenges in Population Based Cancer Research

Opportunities and Challenges in Population Based Cancer Research

Workshop ChairDonna Rivera and Clara Lam
Additional Faculty: Lynne Pemberthy, Angela Mariotto, Zaria Tatalovich, Nadia Howlader, Lindsey Enewold

Cancer registry data can provide valuable clinical insight across the cancer care continuum. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, provides an opportunity to answer an array of cancer research questions. However, there are challenges which require a keen awareness of data structure and limitations to produce high quality epidemiologic studies. Additionally, this forum will provide SEER users an opportunity to contribute to the future of SEER.

Workshop goals:
• Tools: Demonstrate resources for the extramural research community
o Geographic and Population Tools (Health Disparities Calculator, Geotools)
o Statistical Tools (SEER Stat)
• Provide research examples
• Key data concepts and limitations
• Linkages: Discuss the future of the SEER registry including new initiatives
• Support: Open discussion about research needs within the extramural community
Audience: Cancer Epidemiologists, Early Career Researchers, Clinicians, Registries, Educators