Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI

Amplifying Practitioner Perspectives to Strengthen Implementation Science

By: Margaret Farrell

March 2019

By convening researchers and practitioners in collaboration with NCI’s CIS Partnership program, and later via the Research to Reality Community of Practice, we gained important insights into how NCI can support the adoption, implementation, and sustainment of research-tested interventions in communities and clinics.

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Implementation science to advance clean cooking


Gila Neta


February 2019

In response to this major public health problem, a variety of intervention programs are being implemented by governments and NGOs across the globe to distribute and encourage the use of cleaner cooking technologies.

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Sun Safety in the Physical Activity Context: Opportunities and Challenges


Frank Perna


November 2018

Earlier this fall, I had the honor of organizing the NCI Exercise Science and Skin Cancer Prevention Research meeting on September 26-27, 2018, in Rockville, MD.

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Collaboration between NCI’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website and Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Clearinghouse Database


Annabelle Uy


October 2018

On September 2016, a new collaboration was established between NCI’s Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website and the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Clearinghouse Database.

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Design thinking and community-based participatory research for Implementation Science


April Oh


September 2018

We need innovation to address our chronic disease burden, and design thinking has emerged as a promising tool.

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Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership


Prajakta Adsul


August 2018

As defined by the CDC, Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) is an approach that brings together key partners and organizations to develop a plan to reduce the numbers of community members that develop and are diagnosed with cancer.

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Where have we been and where should we go?


Gila Neta


July 2018

Building off of our previous efforts to analyze the NCI-funded research portfolio, we recently completed an analysis of dissemination and implementation research funded through the DIRH Program Announcements.

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Trials in Implementation Science


Wynne Norton


June 2018

Clinical trials—and randomized clinical trials in particular—have long been argued as having characteristics that seem at odds with the goals of implementation science.

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