Table 2.

Summary of recommendations and proposed actions

Meeting recommendationsProposed actions
1. Increase representation of race/ethnic populations in CEC StudiesCreate cohorts for AI/AN; HL; and AsA, NH, PI. Maximize potential by focusing on multiple disease/outcomes
Develop less expensive ways to support cohorts
2. Inclusion of special populations in cancer epidemiologic researchInclude subpopulations such as SGM refugees/asylum seekers, elderly in cancer epidemiology studies
Include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on national health surveys and questionnaires
Increase research on noncommunicable diseases, including cancer among refugee populations and asylum seekers
As cancer cohorts age, evaluate risk factors, and outcomes among the elderly populations
3. Examine cancer epidemiology in populations within the context of other factors such as geographic location and/or SESIncrease research that will improve the knowledge for ways SES combines with race/ethnicity to affect cancer risks and outcomes
Propose epidemiologic research that will examine cancer within geographic regions or ecological niches
Examine exposures through its biologic, psychosocial, environmental, and community context
Integrate new technologies into epidemiologic research
4. Optimize available infrastructure toPerform data harmonization across cohorts
support cancer epidemiologic researchLink health databases to SEER registries
among understudied populationsLink noncancer minority cohorts to cancer-related databases for the creation of new cancer cohorts
Developing central or universal databases for the coordination of data
5. Support TD research and training next generationLink cancer researchers to other disciplines, e.g., linking cancer epidemiologist to geographers, health economics
Develop funding opportunities that will encourage and support TD research
Develop and continue to support training opportunities that will continue to create the next generation of researchers