DCCPS-funded research focuses on defining factors that influence cancer risk and prognosis, as well as integrating evidence-based interventions into practice and tracking outcomes. Cancer outcomes research has expanded to include not only traditional biomedical outcomes but also health-related quality of life, patient experiences of care, and economic burden. Researchers are examining variations in the patterns and quality of cancer care. They also are exploring the use of precision tools to measure factors affecting health disparities and to develop targeted interventions for both large populations and individual patients.
Areas of Research
Cancer Moonshot ℠
The Cancer Moonshot to accelerate cancer research aims to make more therapies available to more patients, while also improving the ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage. Learn more about the DCCPS response and contribution to the Cancer Moonshot.
Transdisciplinary research teams are delineating factors that contribute to health disparities and barriers in care for specific populations. Effective interventions will require new or adapted measures on inequity, social environment, and social determinants of health.