CRN Monthly Update for February 2016

In this issue:

Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA. April 14-16, 2016.

The deadline for the advanced registration rate is February 16, 2016. Rates go up after this date. Further information is available on the HCSRN websiteExternal Web Site Policy.

Precision Oncology: Discovery to Implementation Symposium

On April 16, 2016, the Cancer Research Network will co-host a symposium on precision medicine and cancerExternal Web Site Policy at HCSRN Annual Conference.

Attendance and participation in this symposium is included in the HCSRN Annual Meeting registration. For those unable to attend all of the HCSRN meeting, but who wish to attend the precision oncology symposium, there is a special one-day registration fee. Advanced registration for Saturday-only registration ends on March 9.

This symposium will focus on precision oncology and its relevance to health care systems, patients and populations, and clinical care. How can research in health care systems contribute to knowledge and advances in precision oncology, and how can precision oncology research influence changes in practice that improve cancer care and outcomes? Join us as we explore the current landscape of precision oncology and the role of health care systems in advancing cancer research in this emerging field.

Questions about this symposium can be directed to us.

CRN Survivorship Meeting

The Survivorship Scientific Interest Group will be hosting an ancillary meeting at HCSRN. It will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 2-4pm at the Hyatt Regency. Please contact Sarah Madrid if you are interested in joining.

Conversation Cafe

April 14, 4:30-6pm

Are you conducting cancer research within the HCSRN? Are you interested in doing so? The Conversation Cafe will provide a venue for interacting with cancer researchers who come from most of our HCSRN research groups. The Conversation Cafe will take place as part of the 2016 HCSRN Annual ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks at this informal networking event while you learn more about the CRN, interact with potential collaborators, discuss ongoing research projects, and explore new ideas.

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Opportunity Fund

The CRN is no longer accepting applications for the Opportunity Fund Program. As previously stated, the program was open for new applications through March 15, 2016 or until funds were no longer available, whichever came earlier. Funds are no longer available to support new applications. If funds become available at a later date, we will reopen the Opportunity Fund program.

Congratulations to those who have received an Opportunity Fund Award since the inception of the program. We look forward to seeing competitive (and funded!) R01 applications as a result of these awards.

CRN Opportunity Fund Grants Awarded
PI Title CRN Institutions Other Institutions
Bette Caan Resistance Training to Decrease Chemotoxicity in Colon Cancer Patients KPNC University of Pennsylvania
Mateo Banegas Patient Cost-Sharing: Impact on Cancer Treatment and Outcomes KPNW, KPCO
Mara Epstein Medication Use and Hematological Cancer Risk MPCI, HFHS, KPSC Mayo Clinic
Diana Buist Exploring Opting Out of Lung Cancer Screening Participation in Long-Term Smokers GHC Indiana University
Scott Gilbert Developing a Patient- and Caregiver-Centered Psycho-Educational Tool to Support Recovery after Cystectomy KPNW Moffitt Cancer Center, UNC Chapel Hill, Morehouse College of Medicine
Sarah Birken Addressing Stakeholders' Perspectives in Survivorship Care Plan Implementation KPSC UNC Chapel Hill

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Recent Publications

Xu F, Moorman AC, Tong X, Gordon SC, Rupp LB, Lu M, Teshale EH, Spradling PR, Boscarino JA, Trinacty CM, Schmidt MA, Holmberg SD; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS) Investigators; Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study CHeCS Investigators. All-Cause Mortality and Progression Risks to Hepatic Decompensation and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Infected With Hepatitis C Virus. Clin Infect Dis 2016 Feb 1;62(3):289-97. [View Abstract]

Bowles EJ, Gao H, Brandzel S, Bradford SC, Buist DS. Comparative effectiveness of two outreach strategies for cervical cancer screening. Prev Med 2016 Jan 25. pii: S0091-7435(16)00030-X. [Epub ahead of print] [View Abstract]

Nichols HB, Bowles EJ, Islam J, Madziwa L, Stürmer T, Tran DT, Buist DS. Tamoxifen Initiation After Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Oncologist 2016 Feb;21(2):134-40. [View Abstract]

Veenstra JJ, Choudhry S, Krajenta RJ, Eide MJ. Squamous cell carcinoma originating from cutaneous cysts: The Henry Ford Experience and review of the literature. J Dermatolog Treat 2016 Jan;27(1):95-8. [View Abstract]

Burnside ES, Liu J, Wu Y, Onitilo AA, McCarty CA, Page CD, Peissig PL, Trentham-Dietz A, Kitchner T, Fan J, Yuan M. Comparing Mammography Abnormality Features to Genetic Variants in the Prediction of Breast Cancer in Women Recommended for Breast Biopsy. Acad Radiol 2016 Jan;23(1):62-9. [View Abstract]

Haas JS, Hill DA, Wellman RD, Hubbard RA, Lee CI, Wernli KJ, Stout NK, Tosteson AN, Henderson LM, Alford-Teaster JA, Onega TL. Disparities in the use of screening magnetic resonance imaging of the breast in community practice by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Cancer 2016 Feb 15;122(4):611-7. [View Abstract]

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Meetings and Calls for Abstracts

ASCO Quality Care SymposiumExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: February 26-27, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

ASPO Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: March 12-15, 2016, Columbus, OH.

HCSRN Annual ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: April 14-16, 2016, Atlanta, GA.

AACR Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: April 16-20, 2016, New Orleans, LA.

Cancer and Primary Care Research International (Ca-PRI) Network Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: April 26-28, Boston, MA.

ASCO Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: June 3-7, 2016, Chicago, IL.

8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: June 16-18, 2016, Washington, DC.

30th International Association of Breast Cancer Research ConferenceExternal Web Site Policy
Meeting dates: Aug 4-7, 2016, Portland OR.

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Additional Funding Opportunities

PCORI Funding Opportunities
Letters of Intent due Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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