Recommendations for cancer epidemiologic research in understudied populations and implications for future needs

Damali N. Martin, Tram Kim Lam, Katy Brignole, Kimlin T. Ashing, William J. Blot, Linda Burhansstipanov, Jarvis T. Chen, Mark Dignan, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Maria Elena Martinez, Alicia Matthews, Julie R. Palmer, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, Mario Schootman, Hugo Vilchis, Alexander Vu, Shobha Srinivasan

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Abstract

Medically underserved populations in the United States continue to experience higher cancer burdens of incidence, mortality, and other cancer-related outcomes. It is imperative to understand how health inequities experienced by diverse population groups may contribute to our increasing unequal cancer burdens and disparate outcomes. The National Cancer Institute convened a diverse group of scientists to discuss research challenges and opportunities for cancer epidemiology in medically underserved and understudied populations. This report summarizes salient issues and discusses five recommendations from the group, including the next steps required to better examine and address cancer burden in the United States among our rapidly increasing diverse and understudied populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-580
Number of pages8
JournalCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2016

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© 2016 American Association for Cancer Research.

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  • General Medicine

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