publication date: Jul. 5, 2019

Conversation with The Cancer Letter

NASEM: America needs a centralized National Cancer Control Plan

Ashleigh Guadagnolo

Ashleigh Guadagnolo

Chief, Sarcoma/Melanoma Radiation Oncology Section,

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,

Department of Health Services Research,

MD Anderson Cancer Center



Joseph Lipscomb

Professor of health policy and management,

Rollins School of Public Health,

Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program,

Emory University Winship Cancer Institute


report by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends that HHS and other federal agencies form an independent organization that would rely on complex adaptive sysytems  to direct cancer control in the U.S.

The proposed organization would have capabilities in systems engineering, industrial design, software development, and information and visual analytics to develop a publicly available, interactive, and evolvable planning and monitoring tools.

“The current cancer control efforts have been somewhat hampered—especially evident when looking at documented cancer-related health disparities among certain racial and ethnic subpopulations,” said Ashleigh Guadagnolo, chief of … Continue reading NASEM: America needs a centralized National Cancer Control Plan

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