Welcome to the Fall 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 is 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.
Five CPCRN Centers and Affiliates Collaborate
Cervical Cancer Workgroup Publication
Reducing Overuse of Cervical Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review
Preventive Medicine (August 2018)
Article by Cervical Cancer Workgroup members Julia Alber, Karen Glanz, and Alyssa Yackle of UPenn, Noel Brewer and Jennifer Smith of UNC, Cathy Melvin of USC, Linda Ko of UW, & Anatasha Crawford of the CDC.
"...While periodic screening is useful to detect precancerous cervical lesions, false-positive results from excessive screening can result in unnecessary colposcopies and biopsies among patients who are unlikely to develop invasive cancer, resulting in higher costs, as well as pain and disease-specific distress...."   
The 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (D&I), co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and AcademyHealth, will take place on December 3-5, 2018 at Renaissance Washington, D.C. 35 CPCRN members and affiliates have been selected to present at the event, representing 12 network centers, funding organizations, and affiliate institutions. Guided by the theme, Scaling up Effective Health and Healthcare: Advancing the Research Agenda and Necessary Infrastructure, CPCRN members will present on strategies for scaling up effective interventions across communities, health systems, networks and countries, and efforts to build capacity for D&I science, with an emphasis on low-resource settings.

Click here to view the full list of CPCRN-related presentations
CPCRN Members Contribute to New National Cancer Institute
Implementation Science Text
CPCRN members from four existing network centers, two affiliate centers, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) contributed to Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum, the first work of its kind to focus on the intersection of implementation science and cancer. The text provides an overview of research that can improve the delivery of evidence-based interventions in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. 
CPCRN-Affiliated Editors: David Chambers, NCI, Cynthia Vinson, NCI
CPCRN-Affiliated Contributors: Sarah Birken, UNC, Heather Brandt, USC, Cam Escoffery, Emory University, Maria E. Fernandez, UT Health Science Center, Jennifer Leeman, UNC, Kurt Ribisl, UNC, Robin Vanderpool, UK, Bryan Weiner, UW, Stephanie Wheeler, UNC

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University of Iowa Network Center Produces Video to Highlight Community-Based Efforts to Increase HPV Vaccination
Led by CPCRN investigator Jason-Daniel-Ulloa, the University of Iowa CPCRN center has released a new video, "Despierta a Tu Salud" (Wake Up to Your Health), highlighting community-based participatory research approaches to increase HPV vaccination rates.
Special Issue: Rural Cancer Control Focus
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (Nov 2018)

Featured articles were authored by CPCRN investigator Whitney Zahnd of the University of South Carolina and principal investigator Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky
"Multilevel issues of place and access confront American rural populations and intensify disparities in cancer risk factors, incidence, mortality, and other outcomes. CEBP presents the Rural Cancer Control Focus Issue following a recently held NCI-sponsored conference assessing the current state of rural cancer control research."  
Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science
NCI–Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences

The paper was co-authored by CPCRN principal investigator Jennifer Leeman of the University of North Carolina
"...the Qualitative Research in Implementation Science (QuaIRIS) group explains multiple ways in which qualitative methods can be effectively used to answer a range of high priority implementation science questions, and describes resources that are available to support the community..."  
Beliefs About Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Appalachia, 2011-2014
Public Health Reports (Jul/Aug 2018)

The article was co-authored by CPCRN principal investigator Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky
"...We determined that self-reported body mass index was higher among Appalachians Results suggest that Appalachians may regard behavioral prevention differently from non-Appalachians, perhaps with less confidence in the effectiveness of certain behaviors to reduce obesity risk..."  
Endocrine Therapy Nonadherence and Discontinuation in Black and White Women
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
(Sep 2018)

The article was co-authored by CPCRN principal investigator Stephanie Wheeler of the University of North Carolina (lead author)

"...Although breast cancer in black women is characterized by higher estrogen receptor negativity, higher grade, and histological differences, studies suggest that black women have worse prognoses regardless of subtype and biologic profile of disease...."  
Multiple CPCRN centers have been awarded NCI P30 Rural Cancer Supplements including the University of Iowa, the University of Kentucky, and the University of North Carolina.
Investigators from the University of Kentucky and the University of North Carolina have been awarded an Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) grant under NCI's Cancer Moonshot initiative to enhance colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
Elizabeth Frost has been named the new Project Director of the Case Western Reserve CPCRN Center

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Karen Glanz named one of the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics

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APHA's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo,
Nov. 10-14, 2018
CPCRN members from the University of Iowa and Case Western Reserve University network centers presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2018 Meeting and Expo. Click here for the full list of CPCRN presenters.
CDC NCCCP's 20th Anniversary Meeting, Sept. 10-11, 2018
CPCRN affiliate Cam Escoffery of Emory University presented, Selecting Evidence-based Interventions (EBIs) for Impact at the CDC National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program's (NCCCP) 20th Anniversary Meeting on September 10, 2018. 
RHI Hub Webinar, Sept. 18, 2018
CPCRN principal investigator Robin Vanderpool of the University of Kentucky co-presented, Closing the Gap between Urban and Rural HPV Vaccination Rates, at a Rural Health Information (RHI) Hub webinar on September 10, 2018. 
*Vanderpool presents at 25:15
The Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania sites of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) and the Prevention Research Center (PRC), is taking place today, Friday, November 16, 2018. The Evidence Academy is presenting the latest evidence and research about new tobacco products, tobacco regulation, and smoking cessation efforts, ultimately seeking to bridge the gap between research and practice.
For more information, click here
The 43rd Annual American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) Conference, sponsored by ASPO, will take place on March 10-12, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown in Tampa, Florida. The abstract submission deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19, 2018. The deadline to register is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Click here to register for the conference
Click here to submit an abstract
The 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC from March 6-9, 2019. SBM is a multidisciplinary society focused on the role of behavior in improving health. Members include the nation's leading scientists and practitioners, and SBM annual meetings are the premier forum for influential behavioral medicine research.

Click here to register for the conference
Click here to submit a rapid abstract
NCI Funding Opportunities
Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS, Second Wave) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required)
The purpose of this FOA is to promote research in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care in regions of the United States where screening rates are below national standards. Specifically, this FOA targets the following area designated as a scientific priority by the Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP): Prevention and Screening: Implementation of Evidence-based Approaches. This funding opportunity will be open for submission on January 11, 2019.
Administrative Supplements to Cancer Center Support Grants to Strengthen NCI-Supported Community Outreach Capacity through Community Health Educators of the National Outreach Network (Admin Suppl - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in partnership with the NCI Office of Cancer Centers (OCC), announces this opportunity to compete for administrative supplements to the Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSGs; P30s) for NCI-designated Cancer Centers to each recruit a Community Health Educator (CHE). Applications for this funding opportunity are due by December 15, 2018.

Administrative Supplements to Cancer Center Support Grants to Strengthen the Research, Training, and Outreach Capacity of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (Admin Suppl - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) intends to: support seven region-based "hubs" or networks to facilitate underrepresented investigator/trainee recruitment and career/professional development; provide enhanced capacity in the area of cancer health disparities (CHD) research; and promote CHD research-related infrastructure development and evaluation. Applications for this funding opportunity are due by December 17, 2018.

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The funding opportunity invites applications that seek to understand strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening (e.g. screening recommendations proven to be effective based on rigorous systematic review of scientific evidence by authoritative committees) across the adult lifespan. The funding opportunity will be open for submission on January 05, 2019. Click here to register for the informational webinar on Dec 4, 2018.
Open Rank Faculty Position, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
The Department of PQHS at Case Western School of Medicine seeks to fill a non-tenure faculty position in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Applications should have earned a doctorate in public health or population health, health promotion, or relevant field. The position will combine teaching, mentoring, research, and program implementation of the successful and growing CEPH-accredited MPH program. Continue reading
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Control Education Program (CCEP) at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
The CCEP prepares selected fellows for careers in cancer prevention and control research. Successful applications will have a strong record of achievement, publications in cancer prevention and control, and a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in behavioral science, epidemiology, nutrition, public health, or a related field. Continue reading

Open Rank Faculty Position, Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health
University of Iowa's College of Public Health seeks a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at open rank to begin in academic year 2019-2020. The successful candidate will have research interests in a broad number of CBH-related areas, and will demonstrate expertise and research experience in cancer prevention and control, or global health. Continue reading
Project Coordinator, Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
HICOR is seeking a full-time project coordinator to coordinate multiple research and administrative activities for federally and regionally funded grants and contracts in the areas of pragmatic clinical trials, comparative effectiveness, cancer care delivery research, and stakeholder engagement. Continue reading
President's Cancer Panel Report: HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention: Progress, Opportunities, and a Renewed Call to Action

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the President's Cancer Panel Report: HPV Vaccination for Cancer Prevention: Progress, Opportunities, and a Renewed Call to Action. This text seeks to provide an overview of progress made over the past five years and presents priorities and strategies to accelerate HPV vaccine uptake and eliminate the unnecessary burden of preventable HPV cancers.
Click here to view
the full report
California Breast Cancer Research Center: Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer, September 2018-April 2019
The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) launched the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer on September 21, 2018. The movement invites researchers and advocates to help launch a new approach to breast cancer research with a focus on primary prevention. As part of the movement, CBCRP introduced a global competition where individuals may submit research ideas for preventing breast cancer in whole populations–the beset ideas of which will inform $15 million in grant funding, disseminated over the next 5 years.
Click here to apply
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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