The Fred Hutch Biostatistics Program hosts seminars featuring presentations by Hutch and outside scientists to share their latest developments and recent research. Each seminar includes an hour-long presentation and discussion during which speakers showcase their work and findings.
This seminar will be held on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biostatistics Seminar Series:
“The role of simulation modeling in shaping tobacco and lung cancer screening policies in the US”
Abstract: Simulation models of the natural history of cancer have played an important role in shaping cancer prevention and control policies across the world. Notably, the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) consortium has developed multiple such models and a modeling infrastructure that has supported the development of guidelines and policies for cancer screening and other prevention strategies in the US.
In this talk I will describe CISNET’s modeling framework and show examples of the use of CISNET models in support of lung cancer prevention. In particular, I will describe the role that the CISNET Lung group has played in shaping lung cancer screening in the US and elsewhere, highlighting emerging issues as screening is adopted, and the role that modeling might play in addressing these.