New Publication Includes Cancer Center Featured Speaker Manne

The Population Science Working Group of the Big 10 Cancer Research Consortium has a new publication in the journal Preventive Oncology & Epidemiology sharing their insights on translating catchment area cancer burden into metrics using the logic model.

Authors of the commentary include University of Illinois Cancer Center Associate Director for Population Sciences Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, and Senior Research Scientist Margaret Wright, PhD. The article’s lead and corresponding author is Sharon Manne, PhD, Co-Director of the Cancer Survivorship and Outcomes Center at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

On Thursday, February 29, Manne delivered a talk via Zoom at the Cancer Center entitled “Behavioral Interventions to Foster Optimal Psychosocial and Behavioral Outcomes in Cancer Survivorship.”

In the publication, Manne, Fitzgibbon, Wright and other authors examine how logic models are being used to illustrate the goals and activities of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) programs in cancer centers.

In 2021, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) updated guidelines clarifying the mandated mission and organizational structure for describing COE within the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). The logic model is a popular choice, but variability has yielded inconsistencies regarding evaluations of the COE within CCSG applications, the authors wrote.

The commentary provides recommendations for inclusion of core aims and elements in logic models. Read the full commentary here.

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