• Claims data to assess cancer incidence, stage, and therapy
  • Using claims data for cancer surveillance
  • Cancer surveillance using health claims-based data system
  • Statistical issues in the early detection of disease

Provider Issues:

  • Survey of African-American physicians and patients
  • Improving medical student communication with low-literacy adults


  • Health care delivery systems and cancer outcomes
  • Stress of cancer caregiving--analysis and intervention
  • Utah center for alternative medicine research in cancer
  • Supportive oncology--reducing the burden of cancer
  • Patterns of Care study in radiation oncology

SOURCES: Brenda Edwards, DCCPS, National Cancer Institute, personal communication to Maria Hewitt, November 1998; guide/pa; Martin Brown, Head, Health Services and Economics Section, Applied Research Branch, CSRP, DCCPS, NCI, personal communication to Maria Hewitt, December 1998; HSRProj, 1998.


Current Extramural Health Services Research Projects Supported Elsewhere at NIH and Listed on HSRProj



National Institute on Aging


  • Family and the health of African-American elderly: cancer prevention videos in a community setting
  • Health technologies' cost and outcomes in the elderly
  • Improving breast cancer care through patient activation
  • Caregiver responses to managing elderly patients at home
  • Breast and cervical cancer control in the elderly
  • Breast cancer prevention and control in older women

National Institute of Dental Research


  • Patterns of care, outcomes, and cost of oral cavity pharyngeal cancer

National Eye Institute


  • Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (2 grants)
  • Ocular melanoma (18 grants)
  • Quality of life—Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study

National Library of Medicine


  • New decision supports and databases for drug dosage
  • Using teledermatology to improve the ability of primary A care physicians to recognize and treat skin cancers and other skin conditions in Oregon


SOURCE: HSRProj, 1998.

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