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Welcome to the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Newsletter, Fall 2021 Edition


The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) Coordinating Center is pleased to share the Fall 2021 Edition of the CPCRN newsletter. Distributed quarterly, the CPCRN newsletter highlights the work and accomplishments of Network investigators, federal agency partners, and affiliates, as well as relevant events, opportunities, and resources, with an emphasis on cancer prevention and control.
  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
CPCRN-Involved Presentations at the 14th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health
Co-hosted by AcademyHealth and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences (DCCPS) Implementation Science team, the 14th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) in Health will convene virtually on December 14-16, 2021. Guided by the theme, Broadening Horizons for Impact: Incorporating Multisectoral Approaches into D&I Science, CPCRN participants, including presenters, panelists, moderators, chairs, and even musical guests will highlight the importance of incorporating diverse contexts and stakeholders into research. The event will feature 38 CPCRN-involved presentations, posters, and interactive sessionsRegister today!
 
A complete list of CPCRN-involved posters and presentations is available here
CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup Studies the Disproportionate Impact of Financial Toxicity Among Cancer Patients in Rural Settings
Network investigators, federal agency partners, and affiliate members comprising the CPCRN Rural Cancer Workgroup recently engaged in a highly collaborative, cross-Center effort to conduct and disseminate research to better understand and address the forces that drive the disproportionate impact of financial toxicity among rural cancer patient populations as compared to those in urban settings. Following a series of semi-structured interviews carried out across 29 cancer care programs in seven states, the Workgroup published a manuscript, led by Victoria Petermann, RN, BSN, co-investigator of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in Supportive Care in Cancer titled "How Cancer Programs Identify and Address the Financial Burdens of Rural cancer Patients." 
CPCRN Community Mini-Grants Lunch & Learn Panel
The CPCRN recently hosted a Community Mini-Grants Lunch & Learn Panel event on Monday, August 30, 2021. Co-moderated by CPCRN PIs Betsy Risendal, PhDColorado School of Public Health and Stephanie Wheeler, PhDCPCRN Coordinating Center at UNC, the information session was open to the public and featured a panel of Network investigators who spoke of their experiences and offered best practices around organizing & administering community-based mini-grants.
 
A recording of the event is available here
Featured Panelists: Cam Escoffery, PhD, Emory University; Cyndi Thomson, PhD, University of Arizona; James Hébert, ScDUniversity of South Carolina; Jackilen Shannon, PhDOregon Health & Science University
CPCRN at the 2021 Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science
 
Hosted by the NCI Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences (DCCPS), the 3rd Annual Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science 2021 (CCIS21) was held virtually on October
6-7, 2021. This year's event centered primarily around lessons learned in implementation science from COVID-19, and strategies for re-emerging and moving forward from the pandemic.

CPCRN was well-represented at CCIS21, contributing in roles including panel session participants, action group leads, and planning committee members. Network investigators from UNC and NYU-CUNY, federal agency partners from NCI, and several affiliates had leadership roles.

Click here to download a full agenda of CPCRN-involved sessions from CCIS21
PUBLICATIONS
Extent of Inclusion of "Rural" in Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans in the United States
Prev Chronic Dis (Sept 2021)
Cathryn Murphy, student & Jan Eberth, co-I of UofSC; and Natoshia Askelson, PI & Whitney Zahnd, co-I of UIowa; et al.
Disparities in Breast-Conserving Therapy for Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native Women Compared with Non-Hispanic White Women
Ann Surg Oncol (Sept 2021)
Arica White & Stephanie Melkonian, Federal Agency Partners of the CDC; et al.
Centralized Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach and Patient Navigation for Vulnerable Populations in North Carolina: Study Protocol for the SCORE Randomized Controlled Trial
Implement Sci Commun (Oct 2021)
Renée Ferrari, co-I, Jennifer Leeman, Alison Brenner, Stephanie Wheeler, PIs, & Dan Reuland, co-I of UNC, et al.
Evidence-Based Interventions and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, 2015–2017
Am J Prev Med (Sept 2021) 
Krishna Sharma
 & Amy DeGroff, Federal Agency Partners of the CDC; Cam Escoffery, PI of Emory; and Allison Cole & Peggy Hannon, co-Is of UW, et al.
Development and Pilot Implementation of the Genomic Risk Assessment for Cancer Implementation and Sustainment (GRACIAS) Intervention in Mexico
JCO Glob Oncol (Jun 2021)
Maria Fernandez, affiliate of UTHealth; et al.
Behavioral Research in Cancer Prevention and Control: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
JNCI (July 2021)
Robin Vanderpool, Federal Agency Partner of the NCI; et al.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer in the United States: Correlates and Time Trends by Type of Test
CEBP (Aug 2021)
Sue Sabatino, Federal Agency Partner of the CDC; et al.
Trends in Spatial Access to Colonoscopy in South Carolina, 2000-2014
Am J Prev Med (Sept 2021) 
Jan Eberth
 & Whitney Zahnd, co-Is of UofSC & UIowa, respectively; et al.
Relationships Between Health Literacy, Having a Cancer Care Coordinator, and Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life Among Cancer Survivors
Support Cancer Care (Jun 2021) 
Natalie Del Vecchio
, co-I, Natoshia Askelson, PI, & Mary Charlton, co-I of UIowa; et al.
Words Matter: An Analysis of the Content and Readability of COVID-19 Information on Clinic Websites
Front Commun (Sept 2021)
Mayank Sakhuja, CPCRN Scholar alumni, Sam Noblet, Project Director, and Daniela Friedman, PI of UofSC; et al.
Ethnography and User-Centered Design to Inform Context-Driven Implementation
Transl Behav Med (Jul 2021)
Sarah Birken, affiliate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine; et al.
Developing a Targeted e-Cigarette Health Communication Campaign for College Students
Addict Behav (Jun 2021)
Shannon Watkins, co-I of UIowa; et al.
Awareness, Knowledge, and Misperceptions Related to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Community Sample of Mexican-Origin Women: A Mixed Methods Study
Front Public Health (Aug 2021)
Kristin Morrill & David Garcia, co-Is and Cyndi Thomson, PI of UofAz; et al.
HONORS & AWARDS
Rebecca Williams, PhD, MHS, Chief Technology Officer & co-investigator of the CPCRN Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has received a Special Interest Project Award (SIP) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for her study, "Examining Contexts of Alcohol Availability and Accessibility."  Continue
Cici Bauer, PhD, CPCRN affiliate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), was awarded funds by the NCI Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) for her proposal to develop public goods around "Developing Geospatial Data Visualizations for Cancer Screening Inequality and Contextual Factors."  Continue
Rachel Hirschey, PhD, RN, co-investigator of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award by the National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities (NIMHD) to support a physical activity intervention for African American colorectal cancer survivors.  Continue
Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator of the CPCRN Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), is among a group of UNC investigators awarded $11.7 million by the NCI to co-lead the research study, "Improving Provider Announcement Communication Training (IMPACT) Program." Continue
Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MPH, MBBS, CPCRN affiliate member of the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC), was named a 2021 Minority & Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awardee by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council. Continue
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, co-investigator of the NYU-CUNY Collaborating Center, was appointed to the NYC Board of Health by the New York State Department of Health. 11 members currently comprise the Board, which serves to enact the NYC Health Code and back policies that promote and protect the health of New Yorkers. Continue
CPCRN INVESTIGATOR HIGHLIGHTS
Whitney Zahnd, PhD, CPCRN co-I, UI, was featured on the podcast, Rural Health Leadership Radio. Dr. Zahnd's episode centered around access to care and helping rural cancer patients overcome the transportation barrier. Continue
Jennifer Bea, PhD, co-I of UofAz, was interviewed by AZ Cancer Center about Native American cancer research opportunities for students. Dr. Bea is co-PI of Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention’s Research Education Core. Continue
Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CPCRN PI of Emory, was highlighted by the Winship Cancer Institute for her role as research partner on a mini-grant to support COVID-19 Vaccine uptake among Southwest Georgia Cancer Survivors. Continue
Jessica Islam, PhD, CPCRN Scholar alumni and affiliate investigator, was featured for her role as an up-and-coming new researcher at H. Lee Moffitt, where she focuses her efforts on cancer prevention methods for diverse populations. Continue
Rosi Vogel, BBA/MBA, Project Director, and David O. Garcia, PhD, MS, co-I of UofAz, were interviewed by Telemundo Arizona to discuss their work with the Hispanic Community as part of the Nosotros Comprometidos a Su Salud (Committed to Your Health) Program at the UofAz College of Public Health. 
Continue to news stories 1 & 2
UPCOMING EVENTS
The American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO 46th Annual Meeting will be held March 13-15, 2022 in Tucson, AZ, guided by the theme: "Towards Achieving Health Equity."

The deadline to submit an abstract for posters and paper sessions has been extended! Submit by Tuesday, November 23rd, 11:59 PM PST to be considered. Click here to learn more and submit.

Registration details coming soon!

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Chief, Tobacco Control Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
NCI's Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences welcomes letters of interest from senior scientists to serve as Chief of the Tobacco Control Research Branch, who will lead innovative research initiatives and explore broad scientific areas, such as tobacco policy, cessation, global use, and related disparities.
Associate Director of Population Sciences, University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center seeks a nationally-recognized and dynamic leader to serve as its first permanent Associate Director of Population Sciences (AD).The AD will develop a comprehensive vision for population-based research in cancer that builds on the Cancer Center’s existing strengths and further develops its ability to serve the diverse communities that reside within the catchment area.
Project Coordinator, UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention & Control Research and UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity
The UCLA CPCR and UCLA Kaiser Permanente CHE are looking to hire a project coordinator who will be responsible for a new project focused on increasing colorectal cancer screening rates and the follow-up of abnormal screening results among Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) patients.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Training in Oncology Population Sciences, Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center (DF / HCC)
The DF / HCC is now accepting applications for TOPS, a T32 postdoctoral fellowship designed to provide training in research conduct aimed at translating knowledge from the lab into practice and population health to reduce the burden of cancer. Applications are due Monday, December 20, 2021. Training will begin in July 2022.
The Vanderbilt Dept of HOD invites applications for two tenure-line or tenured professor positions: 1) Community Health (focus: community-driven approaches to health / wellness promotion and health equity); 2) Organizational Development (focus: community-driven theories / methods / interventions that promote social change, or roles in creating community or org culture change).
RESOURCES
University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center Leads Development of  a Field Guide for Assessing Screening Intervention Readiness
 
In a recent cross-institutional research initiative, led by the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (UW's Prevention Research Center), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), researchers came together to develop a "Field Guide for Assessing Readiness to Implement Evidence-Based Cancer Screening Interventions." The tool offers public health and health care organizations adaptable resources for collecting, evaluating, interpreting, and using assessment data to implement new, or enhance existing evidence-based interventions (EBIs) in primary care clinics.  Learn More
NCI Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science Task Group Publishes Resources for Stakeholder & Community Engagement
 
In order to improve health equity by enhancing translation of knowledge to practice, it's critical that researchers and practitioners further integrate community engagement into their work. To encourage this, the NCI's Consortium for Cancer Implementation Science (CCIS) Community Participation Capacity Building Task Group has published an annotated resource list, "Resources for Stakeholder & Community Engagement." The tool includes readings, trainings, and guidance for facilitating researcher and community stakeholder efforts to practice meaningful, community-engaged implementation science.  Learn More
CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
For 30 years, the CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has provided low-income, uninsured, and underserved women with access to timely screening and diagnostic services. In honor of this achievement, a 2-day event was held, featuring thought leaders and voices of those impacted most by the NBCCEDP. The event offered attendees a chance to engage in discussions around cancer screening from the last 30 years, accelerate efforts to improve screening outcomes, and close gaps.  Learn More
This newsletter is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS (Cooperative Agreement Number U48 DP006400). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
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