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 mathematical and computational modeling in lung cancer epidemiology and prevention; screening, e-cigarettes and other new challenges 70 years after Doll and Hill"
Seventy years after the seminal smoking and lung cancer work of Doll, Hill, Wynder and Graham, lung cancer remains as the main cause of cancer death globally. While smoking and lung cancer rates are decreasing in the US and screening and treatment improvements provide new tools in the fight against lung cancer, new challenges are arising, including the emergence of e-cigarettes and the continuing disparities in lung cancer outcomes by race and income. Since the 1950s, mathematical modeling has played an important role in advancing our knowledge of lung cancer biology and epidemiology, and in shaping lung cancer prevention and control strategies. In this talk I will describe the contributions of mathematical and computational modeling in cancer epidemiology and prevention, highlighting recent applications in tobacco control and lung cancer prevention, and discussing modeling's role as we move to a new era of lung cancer research.