About Applied Research
- About the Applied Research Program
- About the Health Services & Economics Branch
- About the Risk Factor Monitoring & Methods Branch
- About the Outcomes Research Branch
- ARP's Position within NCI
- Applied Research Staff
- Organization Chart
- Contact Information
- ARP Newsletter, June 2014
- ARP Fact Sheet (PDF, 247 KB)
- Research Resources Fact Sheet (PDF, 275 KB)
About the Health Services & Economics Branch
- CRN recruiting for Spring 2015 Scholars!
- Interagency Consortium to Promote Health Economics Research on Cancer (HEROiC)
- International Cancer Screening Network meeting 2015 - Call for Abstracts!
- Video: Learn about CRN Data Resources & Collaboration Opportunities
- CDC Vital Signs Report: A Call to Action on Screening for Colorectal Cancer
- Monograph: Comparing Cancer Care & Economic Outcomes Across Health Systems (Aug 2013)
The Health Services and Economics Branch (HSEB) is one of three branches in NCI's Applied Research Program.
Our mission is to support, conduct, and coordinate research on the dissemination of effective cancer-related health services into community practice. We study demographic, social, economic, and health system factors as they relate to providing preventive, screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for cancer. The ultimate purpose of this research is to improve cancer outcomes, reduce cancer-related health disparities, and reduce the burden of cancer to patients, their families, and society.
The Branch carries out its mission by:
- monitoring cancer-related health services utilization and outcomes among individuals in the general population and among selected population subgroups;
- monitoring the dissemination and effective delivery of cancer-related health services by community-based health care providers and health care delivery organizations;
- assessing the role of economic factors related to the equitable, efficient, and effective provision of cancer-related health services;
- developing and disseminating data resources to support policy-relevant research on economic and health services research questions across the cancer continuum;
- developing and improving the methods and techniques of economics and health services research related to cancer.
Staff & Publications
- Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Cancer Survivorship Supplement
- National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Cancer Control Supplement
- National Survey of Primary Care Physicians' Recommendations & Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, & Lung Cancer Screening
- Patterns of Care/Quality of Care Studies
- Research Networks
- SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014