Rural Cancer Control Meeting

Rural Cancer Control Meeting

Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
May 30-31, 2018

Rural cancer research

Meeting objectives in rural cancer control:

  1. Identify gaps in research and practice
  2. Build partnerships across the country and various health-related entities to address challenges and disseminate solutions
  3. Highlight and identify methods to address competing and common agendas of clinics/providers, researchers and community/patients

The sessions

  1. incorporated speakers and perspectives from different regions – Delta; Appalachia; Alaska; Hawaii; Northern New England; Southwest; Colonias; Reservation; Frontier
  2. incorporated perspective of participants; community; provider partners in each presentation

Meeting Materials

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time Event details
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Opening remarks and meeting charge
Chair: Robin Vanderpool, University of Kentucky

9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

NCI’s role in promoting rural cancer control
Ned Sharpless, Director, National Cancer Institute

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Mission for the meeting
Robert Croyle, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Addressing Rural Health Disparities Through Collaboration
Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy/Heath Resources and Services Administration

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Rural Definitions—Overview and Rural Demographic Patterns
John Cromartie, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michael Ratcliffe, U.S. Census Bureau

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Networking Break
DCCPS Program Staff, Breakout Room F1/F2
See “Networking Break Guidance” in your folder for more details
11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Lightning talks:
Appalachia (Scutchfield) and Hawaii (Pokhrel)

Session 1Overview of Rural Cancer Incidence, Mortality, and Disparities
Chair: Hannah Weir, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Appalachia—problems and promise

  • F. Douglas Scutchfield, University of Kentucky

Tobacco control research in Hawaii and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands: Priorities and Challenges

  • Pallav Phokrel, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Using cancer registry data to elucidate cancer incidence disparities in rural populations

  • Whitney Zahnd, Southern Illinois University

Identifying agricultural exposures: Examples from the Agricultural Health Study

  • Laura Beane Freeman, National Cancer Institute
12:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Poster Session (Atrium Level) and Lunch
If you pre-purchased a boxed lunch at the time of registration, it will be available for pick-up in Breakout Room B

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lightning talks:
Colonias (Bolin) and Reservations (Yazzie)

Session 2Methods
Chair: Tracy Onega, Dartmouth University

Lessons from a National Academy Workshop on “Improving health research on small populations”, with implications for rural health studies

  • Graham Colditz, Washington University in St. Louis

Defining social context for individuals: what Census-defined units can tell us   about race and class

  • Chris Fowler, Pennsylvania State University

Addressing cancer disparities in the Colonias along the U.S.-Mexico Border

  • Jane Bolin, Texas A&M University

Cancer among the Navajo

  • Del Yazzie, Navajo Tribal Epidemiology Center
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A National Rural Policy Perspective
Alan Morgan, National Rural Health Association

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat on Rural Cancer Control Research
Chair and Discussant: Robin Vanderpool, University of Kentucky

Clinical perspectives 

  • Gloria Coronado, Kaiser Permanente
  • John Gale, University of Southern Maine
  • Bill Finerfrock, National Association of Rural Health Clinics  

Community-level research perspective

  • Tracy Onega, Dartmouth University
  • Claudia Hardy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Stephanie Wheeler, University of North Carolina

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time Event details
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Lightning talks:
Delta (Baskin) and Midwest (Krebill)

Session 3Multilevel Interventions: Impact and Policy
Chair: Monica Baskin, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Multilevel approaches to promoting healthful lifestyles in rural New Mexico

  • Sally Davis, University of New Mexico

Multilevel intervention to improve HPV vaccination in rural Appalachia: lessons learned

  • Electra Paskett, Ohio State University

Optimizing multilevel impact: evaluating a de-centralized delivery model of cancer screening for the rural underserved

  • Simon Craddock Lee, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer incidence, mortality, and disparities in the Delta: race, place & history matters

  • Monica Baskin, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Developing statewide networks to engage rural clinicians and communities in cancer control research  

  • Hope Krebill, Midwest Cancer Alliance
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break
DCCPS Program Staff, Breakout Room F1/F2
See “Networking Break Guidance” in your folder for more details

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Advancing Rural Cancer Control Through Implementation Science
David Chambers, Deputy Director for Implementation Science, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lightning talks:
Southwest (Yazzie) and Alaska (Redwood)

Session 4Dissemination and Implementation - Scaling up Interventions and Building Partnerships
Chair:  Keith Mueller, University of Iowa

Partnerships in Kentucky with community hospitals to improve quality of care

  • Tim Mullett, University of Kentucky

Disseminating and implementing cancer control interventions in rural healthcare settings: practice-based research networks as partners to guide the way

  • Laura-Mae Baldwin, University of Washington

Developing and sustaining tribal community partnerships to examine and address indoor radon exposure and lung cancer risk

  • Sheldwin Yazzie, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

Improving colorectal cancer screening among Alaska Native people

  • Diana Redwood, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Overview of the FOA - Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations
Shobha Srinivasan, Health Disparities Research Coordinator, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Future Directions
Robert Croyle, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Visit Breakout Room G1/G2 for additional resources from NCI and partners

Last Updated
September 24, 2020