CISNET is a consortium of NCI-sponsored investigators that use simulation modeling to understand past trends in cancer incidence and mortality, and to guide public health research and priorities. In this talk we describe the role of simulation modeling in understanding the population impact of interventions (i.e. screening, treatment and prevention). We review some of the unique aspects of modeling as carried out by CISNET, i.e. the development of flexible broad-based disease models, the ability to model multiple birth cohorts, comparative modeling, transparency in model structure and assumptions, and outreach to partners to make the modeling relevant. Finally, we summarize some of the major accomplishments of CISNET.

Citation Format: Eric J. Feuer. The role of NCI's Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) in guiding cancer control planning and priorities. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research; 2013 Oct 27-30; National Harbor, MD. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Can Prev Res 2013;6(11 Suppl): Abstract nr CN03-01.