University of Illinois Cancer Center Associate Director of Population Sciences Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, is a coauthor along with others from the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Population Science Working Group on a commentary describing the respective approaches of cancer centers in implementing 2021 National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines clarifying the mandated mission and organizational structure for community outreach and engagement for Cancer Center Support Grants.
Published in journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
The article, “Current Approaches to Serving Catchment Areas in Cancer Centers: Insights from the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Population Science Working Group,” was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Others authors are from cancer centers at Northwestern University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Rutgers University and the University of Wisconsin.
Sharing Approaches to Foster Collaboration
“Implementing these new guidelines is a challenge, and we hope that sharing approaches and experiences will foster cross-center collaborations that may more effectively reduce the burden of cancer in the U.S. and meet the mission of the NCI’s Cancer Center Program,” the authors wrote.