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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.
To win a war, you need to get to know your enemy. For the fight against cancer, the Maryland Cancer Registry is doing just that by collecting data about cancer occurrence in the state of Maryland. Westat is bringing in reinforcements by providing quality assistance, data processing, database management, and technical services.
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.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. Last year, nearly 51,000 Americans lost their lives to this disease. Regular screening is the key to preventing colorectal cancer...so how can we get more people to get screened? Westat is evaluating the feasibility of developing a public health-based patient navigation model to increase adherence to colonoscopy screening.
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
Westat researchers co-authored a report, State Implementation of Reforms Promoted Under the Recovery Act, examining state implementation of key education reform strategies funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). The report summarizes reform implementation during the 2010-11 school year, measures state progress since Recovery Act funds were first available, and outlines state's challenges.Continue reading State Education Reform Implementation Examined by Westat