Background: Many schools have been cutting physical education (PE) classes due to budget constraints, which raises the question of whether…
Cancer System Epidemiology Insights and Future Opportunities
A collection of 7 papers that highlight findings based on systems epidemiology approaches and opportunities for the future.
Systems epidemiology offers a more comprehensive and holistic approach to studies of cancer in populations by considering high dimensionality measures from multiple domains, assessing the inter-relationships among risk factors, and considering changes over time. These approaches offer a framework to account for the complexity of cancer and contribute to a broader understanding of the disease.
NCI sponsored a workshop in February 2019 to facilitate discussion about the opportunities and challenges of the application of systems epidemiology approaches for cancer research resulting in the following articles.
Image Credit: Systems Artwork by Katie Kortokrax
Image creditPLOS ONE The potential epidemiologic, clinical, and economic impact of requiring schools to offer Physical Education (PE) classes in Mexico City
Image creditPLOS ONE Systems epidemiology and cancer: A review of the National Institutes of Health extramural grant portfolio 2013–2018
Objectives: Systems epidemiology approaches may lead to a better understanding of the complex and dynamic multi-level constellation of…
Image creditPLOS ONE Facilitating cancer systems epidemiology research
Systems epidemiology offers a more comprehensive and holistic approach to studies of cancer in populations by considering high…
Image creditPLOS Medicine Cancer systems epidemiology: Overcoming misconceptions and integrating systems approaches into cancer research
Patricia Mabry and coauthors discuss application of systems approaches in cancer…
Image creditPLOS Computational Biology Reflecting on 20 years of breast cancer modeling in CISNET: Recommendations for future cancer systems modeling efforts
Since 2000, the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) modeling teams have developed…
Image creditPLOS Computational Biology Building and experimenting with an agent-based model to study the population-level impact of CommunityRx, a clinic-based community resource referral intervention
CommunityRx (CRx), an information technology intervention, provides patients with a personalized list of healthful community resources…