Project Summary

The aims of this Tier III Pipeline to Proposal Award are to 1) continue our Tier II goal to improve the clinical and functional postoperative lung cancer surgery outcomes self-identified as most important to patients and families, and 2) develop a comparative-effectiveness research (CER) multi-institutional study.

The aims will be accomplished through two related efforts. The first is utilizing the University of California - Davis Section of Thoracic Surgery Community Stakeholder Advisory Panel, which includes patients, family members, lung cancer advocacy group representatives, care providers, and researchers, in order to further define the general CER ideas developed during Tier II into one or two study ideas that can be protocolled. The second is using our established social media patient engagement platform #LCSM Chat (Lung Cancer Social Media Chat; in order to rapidly disseminate CER ideas and preliminary information and to garner opinion, input, and recommendations on CER ideas from the greater multi-stakeholder lung cancer community.

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Project Information

David Tom Cooke, MD, FACS
UC Davis Medical Center, Section of General Thoracic Surgery

Key Dates

12 months


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Last updated: March 4, 2022