Research Emphasis

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.