EER Registries, Enhancing the Mission to Support Cancer Research

March 18, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

This presentation will cover current status of the SEER program and review opportunities for use of the data in support of cancer research as it currently exists. It will identify and discuss challenges in more comprehensive data collection and how these are being addressed through new initiatives that will enhance the capacity of the registries to support research in a contemporary research setting.

Dr. Lynne Penberthy 

Dr. Lynne Penberthy is the Associate Director for the Surveillance Research Program within NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Dr. Penberthy obtained her M.D. from the University of Michigan and her M.P.H. in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Penberthy’s career includes a surgical internship in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Sinai Hospital and a preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins. After her residency, she completed her post-doctoral training in epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as an epidemic intelligence service (EIS) officer with the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Maryland.

Prior to her NCI appointment, Dr. Penberthy was the Director of Cancer Research Informatics and Services and Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center.


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