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UNC: Wheeler Collaborates on Publication Highlighting Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Control

In her work with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN), Dr. Stephanie Wheeler, professor of health policy and management at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has collaborated on a supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine featuring 12 articles that examine stakeholder-engaged implementation science and population approaches to improve equity in cancer prevention and control.

In 2019, nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis and more than 600,000 will die of cancer. Cancer diagnoses and deaths are disproportionately high among people who live in rural counties, have a low socioeconomic status, and are members of underserved racial and ethnic groups. The research findings reported in the supplement investigate factors at the level of the patient, community, health care provider, health care system and the wider socio-political context.

The supplemental issue represents a diversity of collaborative research products made possible by the research and scientific networking infrastructure enabled by the CPCRN, which is a collaborative national network of academic centers engaged in cancer research that has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute since 2002. For the 2014-2019 funding cycle, the CPCRN member centers included cancer investigators at Case Western Reserve University, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Iowa, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of South Carolina and University of Washington.

The supplement has been published open access by Elsevier, and the full issue is available for download.

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