Microsimulation Modeling Effective Health Policies for Colorectal Cancer
MSKCC Principal Investigator
Ann Zauber, PhD
To develop microsimulation population based models for the natural history of colorectal cancer; to determine the optimal best case strategies to reduce the CRC mortality rates in the population; and to use these models to inform health policy
Even though we have effective strategies to reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality, CRC is the number two cause of cancer death in the United States. The difficulty is in getting these successful interventions implemented in the general population. The microsimulation modeling can provide guidance to health policy planners in choosing effective policies for intervention.
The study is being conducted by our investigator, Ann Zauber, in collaboration with Erasmus MC University in Rotterdam. We are part of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network of the National Cancer Institute.