Welcome to the Spring 2018 Edition of the
Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Newsletter

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. The CPCRN is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases. CPCRN centers are located at Case Western Reserve University, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina, and University of Washington.
       NEWS HIGHLIGHTS       
CPCRN Progress Report Executive Summary, April 2018
CPCRN has made substantial impact in cancer prevention and control and dissemination and implementation science in the past year, across the current funding cycle, and across its history dating back to 2004. Our members continue to innovate, develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to cancer prevention and control with local, state, and national partners, influencing everything from local clinic practices to state cancer plans to national organizations' practices and policies. 
CPCRN Areas of Expertise: Interactive Maps
In a recent survey, CPCRN investigators were asked to identify their areas of expertise across three areas: research strategy/methods; content areas; and setting-partner areas of strength. Designed by CPCRN member Cynthia Vinson of NCI, the interactive maps provide a comprehensive way to explore the vast network of expertise offered by CPCRN investigators.

Click here to navigate the maps
CPCRN principal investigator Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky will act as chair of the Accelerating Rural Cancer Control (ARCC) Research Meeting scheduled to take place on May 30-31, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland at the NIH Main Campus. The ARCC Meeting aims to identify gaps in rural cancer control research and practice, build partnerships across various stakeholder groups to address challenges and disseminate solutions, and to highlight and identify approaches to address shared and competing priorities of providers, health systems, researchers, patients, and communities.
For more information about the conference, click here
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable Clinician & Health Systems Action Guides

Investigators Heather Brandt of the University of South Carolina and Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky represent CPCRN on the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, which has unveiled a series of six clinician and health system action guides designed to increase HPV vaccination. A promotional toolkit is included to aid in using the guides. 

Click here to access the guides and find additional information
Tobacco/Lung Cancer Screening Workgroup Publication 
Challenges Implementing Lung Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Centers 

Article by CPCRN Tobacco/Lung Cancer Screening Workgroup members Steve Zeliadt of UW, Richard Hoffman of UI, Genevieve Birkby and Susan Flocke of CWRU, Jan Eberth of USC, and Alison Brenner and Dan Reuland of UNC
"FQHCs and other safety-net clinics, which predominantly serve low-socioeconomic populations with high proportions of smokers eligible for lung cancer screening, face significant economic and resource challenges to implementing lung cancer screening..."   
A Systematic Review of Clinic and Community Intervention to Increase Fecal Testing for Colorectal Cancer in Rural and Low-Income Populations in the United States – How, What and When?
BMC Cancer (Jan 2018)

Article by CPCRN members Melinda Davis and Jackilen Shannon of OHSU, Gloria Coronado of UW, Stephanie Wheeler of UNC, co-authored by CPCRN affiliates
"...Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, in the United States. Unequivocal evidence demonstrates that guideline concordant screening decreases CRC incidence and mortality by 30-60%...current CRC screening rates are 63% across the United States, well below targets set by the National CRC Roundtable..."  
A Social-Ecological Review of Cancer Disparities in Kentucky
Southern Medical Journal (Apr 2018)

Article by CPCRN members Bin Huang and Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky, co-authored by CPCRN affiliates
"...Kentucky's high rates of cancer are attributed to myriad socioeconomic, behavioral, environmental, and policy influences, which can be described using an adapted version of McLeroy's Social-Ecological Model (SEM)..."  
Rise Up, Get Tested, and Live: an Arts-Based Colorectal Cancer Educational Program in a Faith-Based Setting
Journal of Cancer Education (Feb 2018)

Article by CPCRN members Daniela Friedman, Swann Arp Adams, Heather Brandt, Sue Heiney, James Hébert, John Ureda, and Jessica Seel of the University of South Carolina, co-authored by CPCRN affiliates
"...A predominantly African-American church in South Carolina was awarded a community mini-grant to increase awareness about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among disproportionately high-risk African-American communities through culturally appropriate arts-based cancer education..."  
Financial Impact of Breast Cancer in Black Versus White Women
Journal of Clinical Oncology (Apr 2018)

Article by CPCRN member Stephanie Wheeler of the University of North Carolina, co-authored by CPCRN affiliates
"...Compared with white women, black women with breast cancer experience a significantly worse financial impact. Disproportionate financial strain may contribute to higher stress, lower treatment compliance, and worse outcomes by race..."  
Applying a Community Engaged Model to Community-Clinic Linkages: Trial and Error in a Small Rural Town
Jason Daniel-Ulloa of the University of Iowa presented a poster, entitled Applying a Community Engaged Model to Community-Clinic Linkages: Trial and Error in a Small Rural Town, related to his CPCRN work on community-clinical linkages and HPV vaccination. The presentation was given at the inaugural Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference that took place in San Antonio, Texas on February 21-23, 2018.   
Edith Parker named dean of University of Iowa College of Public Health
Melinda Davis named finalist for OHSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching for the School of Medicine
Stephanie Wheeler presented Hettleman Prize lecture, Survival of the Richest: How Wealth, Race and Place Affect Cancer Outcomes
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Karen Glanz will discuss her work on the editorial board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
on Friday, May 25 at 
Preventive Medicine 2018
The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) in coordination with a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes and Centers and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), are hosting this training institute to provide participants with a thorough grounding in conducting D&I research in health across all areas of health and health care. In 2018, the institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course between August 13 and November 30, 2018, and a 2-day in-person training to be held December 6-7, 2018, in Bethesda, MD. 
Click here to learn more
The Huntsman Cancer Institute of Utah will host the upcoming National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination meeting–the first national HPV vaccination Cancer Center meeting in the west. The meeting will take place on June 7-8, 2018. For more information, click here.
The new UNC Summer Institute on Implementation Science seeks to provide foundational knowledge of implementation science and to build professional and graduate students' knowledge, skills, and strategies for supporting change using implementation best practices. The Institute will take place June 13-14, 2018 at the UNC School of Social Work. For more information, click here.
University of Washington Receives Five-Year Grant from NCI

CPCRN Collaborating Center University of Washington received a 5-year competing renewal of "Increasing Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions at Low-wage Worksites" from NCI (Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health PAR). The aims of the proposal include testing the impact and costs of two different methods of scaling up a workplace health promotion program for small and low-wage worksites. The investigators include CPCRN members Peggy Hannon (PI), Jeff Harris, and Steve Zeliadt.
Oregon Health & Science University NCI R01 Featured on Oregon Public Radio

Kerri Winters-Stone of CPCRN Collaborating Center Oregon Health & Science University has been awarded a five-year grant to look at the benefits of exercise for cancer patients who work out with a significant other. The research project grant was featured on Oregon Public Radio, the primary public broadcasting network of Oregon. Click here to access the full article.
NCI Funding Opportunity

The Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) funding opportunity will be open for submission on August 19, 2018. The purpose of this FOA is to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
Publication Opportunity: Tobacco Use Insights

Tobacco Use Insights is an international, peer reviewed, open access journal that focuses on all aspects of tobacco use and smoking cessation. Tobacco Use Insights is interested in submissions on the short and long term effects of both tobacco (including smokeless and spitless products) and marijuana use, and tobacco-related cancer and other chronic disorders. Another focus is the health and economic benefits of smoking cessation; challenges surrounding nicotine addiction and the opportunities of medical treatment and harm reduction strategies.
University of Texas School of Public Health Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention—All Departments and Campuses
The University of Texas School of Public Health is now recruiting post-doctoral fellows for multiple cancer prevention fellowships. Funded by NCI, the positions offer support for up to 3 years, and are geared toward individuals with a commitment to a research career assessing population health risks and disparities, developing and evaluating interventions, or disseminating effective programs and policies. Continue reading 

University of North Carolina Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking up to two full-time post-doctoral fellows for research on tobacco control, specifically: (1) Fellowship in Risk Communicating and Tobacco Use, and (2) Fellowship in the Tobacco Retail Environment. Continue reading 

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) at MD Anderson has an opening for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of cancer prevention and control. The goals of the program are to expand the existing perspective of the fellow by strengthening their knowledge of cancer prevention research and current disciplines and to provide them with rigorous preparation in novel quantitative methods. Continue reading

Duke University School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
The Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a regular rank faculty position in Health Services Research and Implementation Science. Duke is seeking a scholar whose research and teaching apply to issues of health services research and implementation science. The specific focus within this broad field is open, and applicants with experience in health services research and/or implementation science are welcome to apply. Continue reading

University of California, San Diego Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Family Medicine and Public Health
The University of California, San Diego has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu, a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. The fellowship is 2-3 years and includes working on developing new, clinically sound behavior change interventions for smokers. 
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CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has introduced new updates to the United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations tool, a user-friendly product that allows cancer surveillance data to be directly and more easily accessible by the public and cancer control planners. This tool creates data visualizations to describe U.S. cancer burden, incidence and mortality over time, and state-specific data in comparison to national rates.
The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 3 U48 DP005017-01S8 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Prevention Research Centers Program and the National Cancer Institute.
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