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Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup

Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Mission: Advance research that informs policies and practices aimed at improving access to and delivery of affordable, efficient, high-quality cancer care and preventive services.

Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Goals:

  • Bring together researchers from across the University of Pittsburgh who are conducting cancer related research in the areas of health services, outcomes, policy, and related fields to support current projects and promote new collaborations.
  • Build data infrastructure to support quantitative secondary data analysis in cancer health services and outcomes research, potentially including claims, registry, discharge, and other administrative data.
  • Identify key funding sources and support proposals for new research to advance cancer health services and outcomes research across the University of Pittsburgh.

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CHSR Upcoming Workgroup Events

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: will resume in the fall of 2018. Dates, times, topics, and locations will be available on this page soon.

CHSR Past Workgroup Events

SYMPOSIUM ON CANCER HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: Cancer Policy, Practice, and Patient Experience
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH;  Chief, Division of Population Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sponsors: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the Health Policy Institute at the University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Patient-level factors associated with utilization of outpatient palliative care in patients with advanced cancer
Speaker: Justin Yu, Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Patient Reported Outcomes at UPMC: Current clinical implementations, PROMIS integration, and PROMIS preference-based scoring
Speaker: Janel Hanmer: Assistant Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine, Medical Director of Patient Reported Outcomes
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Effect of Medicare ACO model on hospice and palliative care networks and utilization among beneficiaries with cancer
Speaker: Julia, Driessen, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Cancer Center Advertising in the United States: Recent Trends and Potential Implications
Speaker: Yael Schenker: Associate Professor, Director of Palliative Care Research
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Impact of State Health Reform on Breast and Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: Evidence from Massachusetts Cancer Registry Data
Speaker: Kirsten Eom: Doctoral Student, Health Policy and Management
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

WORKGROUP BROWN BAG MEETING: Financial Toxicity
Speakers: SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY: Cathy Bender, Heidi Donovan, Peg Rosenzweig
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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