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Support of epidemiologic research into the causes of cancer has been a major focus at Westat for more than 35 years.
Questions about the efficacy of screening are key to impacting cancer morbidity and mortality. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial was designed by the National Cancer Institute in the early 1990s to address these questions for the four cancers that make up its name.
The Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) is an integral part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) system for cancer clinical trials. The CTSU was developed to streamline and harmonize support services for NCI-sponsored cancer treatment trials, cancer prevention and control trials, and correlative science studies and to the organizations that develop and conduct the trials.
What is the course of disease for individuals with an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome? Why do some present early in life with severe disease, while others are affected when older? What are the various disease-causing genes and mutations in these syndromes? Westat is supporting NCI's Clinical Genetics Branch to find the answers to these and related questions.
Sharon Lohr, Ph.D., a Vice President and Associate Director of Westat’s Statistical Staff, has been named the 2014 Deming Lecturer by the American Statistical Association (ASA). She will present her lecture, “Red Beads and Profound Knowledge: Deming and Quality of Education,” at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston to be held August 2-7, 2014.Continue reading Lohr Named 2014 Deming Lecturer by the ASA
Westat staff will be addressing many topics of interest at the 2014 Federal CASIC (Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection) Workshops in Washington, DC, on March 18-20, 2014. Westat Vice Presidents Jane Shepherd and Brad Edwards are the Westat coordinators for this annual workshop series. The series is sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.Continue reading FedCASIC 2014 Draws Westat's Range of Expertise
Amelia Burke-Garcia, Director of Westat’s Center for Digital Strategy & Research, explores future trends in digital media use for public health in a recent paper published by Oxford Journals’ Journal of Public Health.Continue reading Westat Researcher Explores Digital Media Trends for Public Health