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Arnold School of Public Health

Projects and Initiatives

The SC-CPCRN is co-leading the following workgroups for the national network:

CPCRN Scholars Workgroup

Co-chair: Daniela Friedman

Purpose: The CPCRN Scholars Workgroup strives to educate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, practitioners, and other health professionals in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science focused on cancer prevention and control and health equity. Scholars will be provided with opportunities to engage in mentored projects with workgroups that most align with their interests. Scholars will have different tracks to follow, but an educational component covering core competencies is required. Through a formalized process, it is our hope that we can increase: the depth and breadth of the Scholars’ connectedness within the CPCRN network, a diverse cancer research pipeline, and applied D&I work in academic and clinical settings.  Workgroup products are a D&I curriculum, evaluation of curricula, and Scholars’ productivity after the training.

Rural Cancer Workgroup

Co-chair: Jan Eberth

Purpose: The CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup, first established in 2018 will continue to explore issues related to cancer prevention, control, and treatment in rural areas. During the first year, the workgroup will focus on documenting the integration of rural-relevant data and goals in state cancer control plans and will define a study using existing cancer data to assess the impact of rurality and place-specific contextual factors on a cancer-related outcome. The workgroup will continue to solicit study proposals that reflect the interests of the group members.

Survivorship Workgroup

Co-chair: Sue Heiney

Purpose: The purpose of the Cancer Survivorship Workgroup is to advance interdisciplinary research collaborations and the knowledge base that support cancer survivorship with the ultimate goal of promoting health equity for cancer survivors.  We have defined cancer survivors and survivorship as follows: An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of their life. We also include secondary survivors such as caregivers and family members of those diagnosed with cancer. Survivorship research encompasses the physical, psychological, social, economic and spiritual health of survivors across the cancer continuum, with special emphasis on long-term well-being, including disease prevention and health promotion over the life course. The Workgroup is particularly interested in advancing knowledge related to cancer health disparities in cancer survivorship, leveraging the use of evidence-based programs and validated measures, bridging research and clinical care, and advancing dissemination and implementation of high-quality cancer survivorship science.



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