Dissemination of Cancer Survivorship Research: Meeting Format
The NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship convened a meeting with NCI sponsored-cancer survivorship intervention researchers and representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, non-profit organizations, and professional societies. The goals of the meeting were to:
- Determine the criteria (e.g. level of evidence) that should be met in deciding whether an intervention is ready for “Prime Time.”
- Identify the best approaches to cancer survivorship research dissemination to help close the gap between research discovery and program delivery.
- Foster transdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships that support and enhance cancer survivorship research dissemination and diffusion.
The meeting was opened by the National Cancer Institute’s Dr. Julia Rowland, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s, Dr. Ralph Coates, Associate Director, Department of Science. Meeting presentations focused on 3 primary areas of discussion:
- Models for dissemination,
- Lessons learned in conducting “dissemination research,” and
- The status of 10 NCI funded intervention research projects
Presentations were followed by a group discussion.