Conducting cancer control and survivorship research via cooperative groups: A report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Oxana Palesh, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Karen Mustian, Lori Minasian, Julia Rowland, Lisa Sprod, Michelle Janelsins, Luke Peppone, Jeff Sloan, Karen Basen Engquist, Lee Jones, Diana Buist, Electra D. Paskett

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Abstract

As the number of cancer survivors expands, the need for cancer control and survivorship research becomes increasingly important. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cooperative Groups may offer a viable platform to perform such research. Observational, preventive, and behavioral research can often be performed within the cooperative group setting, especially if resources needed for evaluation are fairly simple, if protocols are easily implemented within the typical clinical setting, and if interventions are well standardized. Some protocols are better suited to cooperative groups than are others, and there are advantages and disadvantages to conducting survivorship research within the cooperative group setting. Behavioral researchers currently involved in cooperative groups, as well as program staff within the NCI, can serve as sources of information for those wishing to pursue symptom management and survivorship studies within the clinical trial setting. The structure of the cooperative groups is currently changing, but going forward, survivorship is bound to be a topic of interest and one that perhaps may be more easily addressed using the proposed more centralized structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1050-1055
Number of pages6
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology

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    Palesh, O., Demark-Wahnefried, W., Mustian, K., Minasian, L., Rowland, J., Sprod, L., Janelsins, M., Peppone, L., Sloan, J., Engquist, K. B., Jones, L., Buist, D., & Paskett, E. D. (2011). Conducting cancer control and survivorship research via cooperative groups: A report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 20(5), 1050-1055. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0176