Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI

The Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI blog discusses the integration of implementation science into research across the cancer control continuum to improve the relevance to healthcare systems and population and public health.


Recent Dispatch from Implementation Science at NCI

Encouraging the Continued Connections Between Cancer Control EBPs and Practice Partners

Jennifer Chang Damonte, MA| June 2024

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In order to support the implementation of effective cancer control programs and increase usage of Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) the Implementation Science…

Exercise and Nutrition to Improve Cancer Treatment Outcomes (ENICTO): A Place for Implementation Science in Efficacy Trials?

Frank Perna, EdD, PhD; Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD| May 2024

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We have been increasingly interested in considering how initiatives supporting behavioral intervention efficacy trials can involve the implementation science (IS) investigative community. The ENICTO

New Directions in Implementation Science: Integrating Multiple Interventions

Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, DrPH, MEd| April 2024

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Working under a deadline can be a great source of motivation for many. When the re-invigorated Cancer Moonshot

Reflections on Implementation Science and Its Role in Promoting Health Equity

Amira Haidar, MPH| March 2024

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In the realm of public health, the gap between evidence-based research and real-world application has long been a challenge. It's a puzzle that, when solved, holds the key to unlocking transformative change in communities worldwide.

Pragmatic Implementation Trials in Cancer Prevention and Control

Wynne E. Norton, PhD| February 2024

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Pragmatic trials are a type of randomized controlled trial design that is intended to maximize external validity while maintaining internal validity and rigor. The first conceptualization of pragmatic trials was from an article from Schwartz and…

Advances in Global Implementation Science at NCI

Gila Neta, PhD, MPP; Mark Parascandola, PhD, MPH| January 2024

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Last month, the NCI Center for Global Health launched a consortium of four specialized implementation science centers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Each center, funded for 5 years, will conduct research, engage with local…

Making the Most of the Annual Conferences on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health

Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, DrPH, MEd| November 2023

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Last year was my first time attending the Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) in Health, which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Academy Health co-sponsor. Although the Washington Convention…

My Journey into Implementation Science

Jennifer Chang Damonte, MA| September 2023

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Seven months ago, I joined the Implementation Science (IS) Team at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). I was drawn to the field through my work implementing telehealth services at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare system. As a research…

Reflections on an Undergraduate Fellowship in Implementation Science with the National Cancer Institute

A. Julia Ross| August 2023

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This summer, I had the privilege of working with the Implementation Science Team at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as an undergraduate fellow. I learned about implementation science as an interdisciplinary study that involves policy, public…

Implementation Science and Cancer Survivorship

Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH| June 2023

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With improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care, the United States is now home to more than 18 million cancer survivors, representing about 5.4% of the population. [PMID: 35736631…