Percy Guzman, MD, MS, is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Healthcare Assessment Research Branch of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program.
Percy is especially interested in working on the evaluation of care in cancer patients, especially in applying technology and therapies in a timely manner to eliminate cancer in the patient. His research will focus on the effects of delays in care across the cancer continuum, especially in the interval from diagnosis to the end of treatment. Specific areas of research will include factors related to delays in access to the health system (health insurance, race, gender, minority, etc.); determining an optimal “window of opportunity” (time) to undergo cancer treatments; and whether delaying the administration of treatment beyond this “window” affects the survival of cancer patients.