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SPH faculty helps set national cancer plan

For the first time in 70 years, the number of cancer deaths in the United States has dropped. When that news made recent headlines, it confirmed an important fact for SPH associate professor Beth Virnig: We have a growing number of cancer survivors with a growing need for effective postcancer care.

Virnig, who applies large-database studies to cancer survivorship issues, has been selected to join a group of national experts on an Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Progress Review Group. The group, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and Lance Armstrong Foundation, will develop recommendations for advancing treatment and survival outcomes in adolescents and young adults.

Read more in Advances Magazine.

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