Publication Abstract

Authors: Sivaram S, Sanchez MA, Rimer BK, Samet JM, Glasgow RE

Title: Implementation science in cancer prevention and control: a framework for research and programs in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(11):2273-84

Date: 2014 Nov

Abstract: Implementation science is a set of tools, principles, and methodologies that can be used to bring scientific evidence into action, improve health care quality and delivery, and improve public health. As the burden of cancer increases in low- and middle-income countries, it is important to plan cancer control programs that are both evidence based and delivered in ways that are feasible, cost-effective, contextually appropriate, and sustainable. This review presents a framework for using implementation science for cancer control planning and implementation and discusses potential areas of focus for research and programs in low- and middle-income countries interested in integrating research into practice and policy.