FREE workshop: Linking Tobacco Control Policies and Practices to Early Cancer Endpoints

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Linking Tobacco Control Policies and Practices to Early Cancer Endpoints: Surveillance as an Agent for Change Co-sponsored by AACR, ACS, NCI, and CDC, this free one-day workshop will bring together tobacco control researchers and surveillance experts, cancer registration experts, mathematical modelers, and new users of tobacco control and cancer surveillance data to:  Summarize what has been done to relate surveillance of tobacco control policies and other environmental interventions to outcome measures.  Discuss new ways to assess how interventions at the state and regional levels can be linked to early disease outcomes.  Identify summary indices that best reflect competing influences of tobacco control programs/policies and industry promotion/marketing at the state and regional levels.  Identify gaps in tobacco control and cancer surveillance, problems in modeling their association, and other barriers that constrain research in this area.  Communicate the value of tobacco control policy intervention research to the broader scientific cancer prevention community.  Build enthusiasm for leveraging the body of tobacco control policy research to serve as a prototype for applying similar methodologies to other cancer risk factors and disease prevention measures in the future. This workshop is scheduled on December 4, one day before the AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. For additional information on how to submit a registration request, or to apply for a Travel Award, visit Hurry! Interest in this satellite workshop may exceed available space. Registration Request Deadline: October 12, 2007 For details, visit