The Health Outcomes Research Group is involved in projects aimed at understanding patterns, delivery, and outcomes of cancer treatments. Much of our research involves analyses of large databases such as the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance and Epidemiology End Results Program (SEER) cancer registry. We also examine claims and discharge data such as those from Medicare. The research group conducts systematic reviews of the literature and builds decision models.
Recent projects have evaluated racial discrepancies in lung cancer care, the impact of hospital procedural volume on survival for lung and colon cancer treatments, and patterns of adjuvant treatment for colon cancer.