Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR)

Comprehensive Center for the Advancement of Scientific Strategies (COMPASS)

Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process

PIs: Christopher Li MD PhD, William Barlow PhDYingye Zheng PhD

The public website for PROSPR is: https://healthcaredelivery.cancer.gov/prospr/

Stephanie Page-Lester

(206) 667-4988


The Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process(PROSPR) is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded initiative with seven Research Centers and one Statistical Coordinating Center. The PROSPR Statistical Coordinating Center (SCC) established and operates a repository for pooled data (gathered by Research Centers) on the screened populations, the screening process, and clinical outcomes involving breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. The Statistical Coordinating Center:

  • Leads efforts to optimize and standardize terminology, data collection, processing, and exchange across all three cancers, including quality control, management of pooled data, and oversight for the analysis and sharing of the data with investigators.
  • Provides logistical infrastructure for the PROSPR Research Centers and facilitates trans-PROSPR functions and activities, including maintaining the PROSPR secure and public website, facilitating working group meeting and calls, hosting related webinars and organizing the semi-annual investigators meetings.