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Blog Purpose and Policies

The purpose of the Healthcare Delivery Research blog is to help foster dialogue between the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science’s (DCCPS) Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) staff, external researchers and other key stakeholders such as clinicians, policymakers, cancer survivors and advocates.

This blog includes commentaries about HDRP’s research interests, resources priories and initiatives.  It will also serve as a valuable forum for exchanging ideas about scientific progress and directions.  Blog readers are encouraged to submit comments and questions, and use this blog as a platform to express views on scientific trends in cancer-related health services and healthcare delivery. 

How This Blog Works

This blog is a moderated forum. All comments will be reviewed before posting to ensure their adherence to the comment policy below. We only ask you to leave an e-mail address, so we may contact you about the discussion on a blog posting should a need arise. Your e-mail address will not be visible in your posted comment; only our blog administrator will be able to view your e-mail address.


We expect blog participants will treat each other with respect. We will not post any comments that:

  • Are clearly off topic;
  • Contain phone numbers or email addresses;
  • Contain vulgar, profane, or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations;
  • Endorse commercial products, services, organizations, or entities;
  • Endorse political parties, candidates, or groups;
  • Infringe on copyrights;
  • Solicit funds;
  • Contain surveys, polls, or questionnaires; and
  • Contain reporters' questions (see below).

If you have questions about cancer or cancer treatment, or need clinical trial information, please contact NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), or visit for official information from NCI.

Reporters are asked to send questions to the NCI Office of Media Relations and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporters' questions will not be posted or answered.

Frequency of Blog Articles and Comment Postings

Every effort will be made to post new blog articles in a timely manner.  We intend to post new articles several times per month.

Your comments are welcome at any time. However, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.


This blog does not gather personal information about you other than what you choose to post yourself. NCI will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. Some information is collected and stored automatically when you visit the ARP Web site. Please see our complete Privacy and Security policy.

Linking and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This blog includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations' and individuals' blogs. This blog provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience.

When you select a link to an outside Web site, you are leaving this blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside Web site. HDRP and this blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked Web site.

HDRP and this blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked Web sites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

HDRP and this blog do not guarantee that outside Web sites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

This blog's articles and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the NCI, or of the federal government.


HDRP and this blog cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site.

Those who provide comments that include materials they do not own are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright clearances for those materials.

Dispute Resolution Mechanism

If you believe that our blog has collected incorrect information or if you would like to dispute any information, please contact us the following:

Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive,

Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Any Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about the blog, please e-mail Alyssa Grauman.