Addressing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Outcomes: The Role of Neighborhoods

Principal Investigator:
Salma Shariff-Marco, Ph.D., Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D.
Uri Ladabaum, M.D.
Funding Source:
Stanford Cancer Institute Population Sciences Pilot Study
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This pilot study builds on our work, developing neighborhood archetypes based on social and built environment attributes, by incorporating contextual data on health care resources and access to characterize neighborhoods in California.  We are examining whether these archetypes are associated with colorectal cancer outcomes to identify sets of features that may be health promoting or detrimental. We expect this archetype measure to be used in identifying and prioritizing populations that would benefit from interventions aimed at improving colorectal cancer outcomes by addressing their neighborhood context, or how they use their neighborhood context, including health care attributes.


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