Help researchers understand Oregon’s cancer needs

A new survey from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute aims to help researchers understand the cancer-related needs of Oregonians and inform ways to address those needs across the state.

Figure: Age-standardized cancer mortality (JAMA)Oregon residents age 18 and older are invited to complete an anonymous 15-minute survey about health behaviors, knowledge of cancer screening, access to healthcare, and other demographic information.

Data will be reviewed by the Health and Research Advisory Council, a group of individuals representing tribal, rural and underrepresented minority populations who will advise the Knight Cancer Institute about community-level research and funding priorities.

Funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, the survey is a population health project led by Jackilen Shannon, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate director of community outreach and engagement in the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. NCI-designated cancer center grantees collaborated in the design of this survey to represent nationwide cancer-related needs.

Complete the survey in English or Spanish by Aug. 31. Participants have the option to enter a drawing to win one of five $100 gift cards at the end of the survey.