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Title: Cancer risk prediction models: a workshop on development, evaluation, and application.
Authors: Freedman AN,  Seminara D,  Gail MH,  Hartge P,  Colditz GA,  Ballard-Barbash R,  Pfeiffer RM
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst
Date: 2005 May 18
Branches: BB, EBP
PubMed ID: 15900041
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: Cancer researchers, clinicians, and the public are increasingly interested in statistical models designed to predict the occurrence of cancer. As the number and sophistication of cancer risk prediction models have grown, so too has interest in ensuring that they are appropriately applied, correctly developed, and rigorously evaluated. On May 20-21, 2004, the National Cancer Institute sponsored a workshop in which experts identified strengths and limitations of cancer and genetic susceptibility prediction models that were currently in use and under development and explored methodologic issues related to their development, evaluation, and validation. Participants also identified research priorities and resources in the areas of 1) revising existing breast cancer risk assessment models and developing new models, 2) encouraging the development of new risk models, 3) obtaining data to develop more accurate risk models, 4) supporting validation mechanisms and resources, 5) strengthening model development efforts and encouraging coordination, and 6) promoting effective cancer risk communication and decision-making.