Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

Cancer Treatment Research

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Faculty in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research are engaged in policy and epidemiologic studies of cancer and its care. The goal of the research is to improve outcomes, reduce disparities, and influence health policy to improve cancer screening and treatment.

Elena Elkin, PhD, is an Associate Attending Outcomes Research Scientist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and an Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Elkin's primary research interest is evaluating the determinants of breast cancer screening, treatment and outcomes using methods of population-based observational data analysis and decision analysis. Dr. Elkin is currently studying the relationship between the availability of mammography resources and mammography utilization, with a particular focus on geographic and racial disparities in access to and use of mammography. Her other research interests include the economic and quality-of-life impact of cancer treatment, economic implications of targeted cancer therapies, the effects of economic incentives and barriers to care on variations in cancer treatment, and the clinical decision-making process from both patient and provider perspectives.


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