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Understanding & Influencing Multilevel Factors Across the Cancer Care Continuum

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences is pleased to announce the May 2012 Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) Special Issue, Understanding and Influencing Multilevel Factors Across the Cancer Care Continuum. Written by transdisciplinary teams, the thirteen papers and five commentaries in the publication complete the work of the March 2011 NCI conference, Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research.

The goal of the NCI Multilevel Intervention research initiative is to expand the scientific base of multilevel interventions in cancer care as well as other health conditions. The JNCI special issue is relevant to multiple audiences interested in interventions within a health care context:

  • Health services, community, and clinical researchers may find particular interest in the discussion of the state of the science of multilevel intervention research, opportunities to advance such research, and measurement and analytic approaches.
  • Public health practitioners will value its broad perspective and diverse examples-encompassing cancer control, chronic disease care, genomics, and prevention.
  • Clinicians will appreciate its emphasis on real-world contextual factors, implementation issues, and sustainability, as well as its coverage of pragmatic trials and partnerships.
  • Health care administrators will value the focus on time as a consideration in the evaluation of effects, as well as attention to implementation matters concerning the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The special issue is sponsored by the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

Get more information on Multilevel Intervention research at NCI, and view conference proceeding videos and summaries.

A free copy of the journal issue can be requested via e-mail to

Complete citation

Taplin SH, Clauser SB, Chollette V, Prabhu Das I, Edwards H, Foster M. Understanding and Influencing Multilevel Factors Across the Cancer Care Continuum. JNCI Monographs 2012 May;44:1-134.

Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013