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Cancer System Epidemiology Insights and Future Opportunities

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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

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