National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
June 26, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 13

Cancer.gov Update

Blog Aims to Stimulate Fresh Thinking on Cancer Epidemiology

To engage a broad audience in charting the direction of cancer epidemiology in the 21st century, NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) recently launched a new blog, “Cancer Epidemiology Matters.”

Collage of words used in the titles of EGRP grants.

The blog aims to engage EGRP’s stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, community partners, advocates, and other people with an interest in cancer epidemiology and genomics, in discussions on practices, priorities, findings, and trends in epidemiologic research and how they can be used to reduce the global burden of cancer.

Responding to recent scientific advances and changes in NCI’s funding environment, EGRP’s blog seeks to confront challenges and to identify the greatest opportunities for cancer epidemiology to make a difference over the next decade in research, policy, and translation to clinical practice. Seeking input from its stakeholders, EGRP hopes to inform the future of cancer epidemiology and to speed the generation and application of knowledge about determinants of cancer occurrence and population outcomes.

EGRP staff and invited guests will post discussions every few weeks on various cancer epidemiology research topics. Readers’ suggestions and input are welcome. Please post a comment or a question.

To receive blog updates, sign up for the blog’s RSS feeds for posts and comments and/or subscribe to EGRP’s listserv. Suggestions for future discussions can also be submitted to EGRP’s blog team at nciepimatters@mail.nih.gov.