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AACR Virtual Journal Club:
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention With Drs. Robin C. Vanderpool and Amy E. Leader

Moderated by: Jing Peng, PhD
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Recorded: 03/08/2022

Watch the recording of the AACR Journal Club session featuring Drs. Robin C. Vanderpool and Amy E. Leader, discussing their articles recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, "A National Map of NCI-Designated Cancer Center Catchment Areas on the 50th Anniversary of the Cancer Centers Program" and "Assessing the Coverage of U.S. Cancer Center Primary Catchment Areas." The findings from Dr. Vanderpool's paper illustrate the geographic extent of the NCI Cancer Centers Program during the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act. The collation and geographic presentation of the distinct, but complementary, NCI-designated Cancer Center catchment areas are intended to support future research and community outreach activities among NCI-designated Cancer Centers. From Dr. Leader’s study, they found that 15% of U.S. counties, or approximately 25 million Americans do not reside in a cancer center primary catchment area. Furthermore, they identified catchment area 'over coverage' and 'under coverage' regions in the U.S. Efforts to ensure primary catchment area coverage to all Americans should be a priority.

Stay tuned for the Q&A session where three other leading researchers of these studies, Peter DelNero, Ian D. Buller, and Christopher McNair take part in the discussion.


About the Featured Speakers:

Robin C. Vanderpool, DrPH, is chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Amy E. Leader, DrPH, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, and the Associate Director of Community Integration at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson.

Peter DelNero, PhD, MPH, is a postdoc with the Implementation Science team in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the NCI.

Ian D. Buller, PhD, MA, is a postdoctoral Cancer Prevention Fellow working within the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the NCI.

Christopher McNair, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, the Director of Cancer Informatics, and the Associate Director for Data Science at the SKCC at Jefferson.


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