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Philip Farrell Distinguished Alumni lecture 2020- Natasha Stout, PhD: Using population modeling to fill evidence gaps in breast cancer prevention and control: Insights from two collaborations
March 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Summary: Breast cancer screening guidelines continue to spark controversy in part due to lingering uncertainty about the effectiveness of mammography at reducing breast cancer mortality. The CISNET consortium is an NCI-funded collaboration of independent groups formed to use modeling methods to provide insight into cancer screening and treatment interventions in the US. Over the past decade, the consortium has conducted a series of analyses designed to address evidence gaps in breast cancer screening policy. I will provide an overview of this work, including insights on the role of simulation modeling in informing current breast cancer guidelines and lessons learned from our collaborative modeling efforts.