Data Resources for Data Science to Advance Cancer Health Disparity Research

May 25, 2022 2:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. ET

Are you attending the two-day CCR-DCEG Health Disparity Workshop? Consider listening to Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, CBIIT associate director, give a brief presentation on how data science resources can advance cancer health disparity research.

Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan will provide an overview on:

  • how to choose a data set,
  • strengths, limitations, and examples of registry data, administrative claims, EHR data, data aggregators, networks/companies with clinical and genomic cancer data, and
  • data resources available at NCI.

There is an extensive amount of data resources that have been recently developed, and it may feel overwhelming to determine what is available and best suits your research. Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan hopes to give clarity to this situation. 

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics and the Center for Cancer Research recognize the significance of health disparity research (and acknowledge its barriers) within the intramural research community. They have collaborated on this workshop to communicate the expectations of health disparity research, resources to investigate cancer health disparities, opportunities for collaborations, and future directions.

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D.

Dr. Barnholtz-Sloan is the associate director for the Informatics and Data Science Program at NCI CBIIT and a senior investigator for NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.

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