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Surveillance & Health Equity Science

The Surveillance and Health Equity Science (SHES) Department is an intramural research program of the American Cancer Society (草莓影视). Our staff includes world-renowned epidemiologists and health scientists,?and we're among the most comprehensive cancer surveillance, health services, and disparities research groups worldwide.

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SHES Teams & Work

Epidemiologists and health economists in the SHES department publish nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles a year in addition to the 草莓影视?Cancer Facts & Figures?reports.

Investing in Research Pays Off

See how. Check out easy-to-understand summaries of recent studies, including ones published by 草莓影视 Surveillance & Health Equity Science researchers.

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Our Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Surveillance & Health Equity Science (SHES) department is to conduct interdisciplinary, impactful research and disseminate information on cancer occurrence, prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship, and economic burden to inform delivery of cancer care and cancer prevention and control nationally and globally in support of the 草莓影视 mission “to save lives, celebrate lives,?and lead the fight for a world without cancer.”??

Specific objectives in support of this goal are to:

Publish high quality educational publications, including the 草莓影视 Cancer?Facts & Figures reports.

Monitor progress and identify emerging patterns and inequalities across the cancer control continuum—prevention, screening, occurrence, treatment, survivorship, and mortality.

Estimate the contribution of individual, social, institutional, and health system determinants of health on cancer disparities.

Assess the application and effects of health policies, cancer control programs, and guidelines on: a) access to, and receipt of, cancer care, and b) the economic burden and outcomes of cancer control efforts from prevention through mortality.

Create scientific evidence to support and promote 草莓影视 and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (草莓影视 CAN) campaigns, advocacy efforts, and national roundtables, including their actions to improve access to cancer care and influence federal, state, and local tobacco-control measures.?

Advance research in cancer prevention, surveillance, health services, and disparities across the cancer care continuum via scientific publications, conference participation, staff development, and interdisciplinary collaborations with both internal and external partners.

The SHES department is led by?Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD,?and staffed by more than 20 scientists.?

Glossary for Nonscientists

Featured Term:
Cancer Surveillance Research

Ongoing and systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of cancer data about the new cancer cases, extent of disease, use of screening tests, treatment, survival, and death.

Its goal is to use data to guide public health policy and action, such as the distribution of health care resources.