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Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR)

Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) is a new program with the scientific goal of supporting research to better understand how to improve the screening process (recruitment, screening, diagnosis, referral for treatment) for breast, colon, and cervical cancer.

In September 2011, the National Cancer Institute funded seven Research Centers and one Statistical Coordinating Center.

The overall aim is to develop multi-site, coordinated, transdisciplinary research to document the entire screening process to evaluate and improve it. The objectives are to:

  1. study the comparative effectiveness of existing and emerging screening processes in community practice;
  2. study the balance of benefits and harms across recognized cancer risk profiles;
  3. conduct preliminary studies to inform future research to optimize screening processes and outcomes; and
  4. actively share data and findings with potential collaborators through publications, web portals, and interaction with a consulting panel in order to foster related research.

More information will be added to this page as PROSPR progresses.

If you have any questions, please e-mail NCIPROSPR@mail.nih.gov.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014