Cancer Risk Prediction and Assessment


Accurately assessing cancer risk in average- and high-risk individuals and determining cancer prognosis in patients are crucial to controlling the suffering and death due to cancer. Cancer prediction models provide an important approach to assessing risk and prognosis by identifying individuals at high risk, facilitating the design and planning of clinical cancer trials, fostering the development of benefit-risk indices, and enabling estimates of the population burden and cost of cancer. Models also may aid in the evaluation of treatments and interventions.

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Bibliography of Risk Prediction Models

The Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) has compiled the following list of cancer risk prediction models to serve as a research resource for investigators.

If you have information about a cancer risk prediction model you would like to be considered for inclusion on this list, submit as much information as possible through our cancer risk prediction model submission form.

Click on the links below to view compilations of peer-reviewed risk prediction models and online risk assessment tools and calculators, grouped by cancer site.

Note: NCI and EGRP are not responsible for the content of external websites. Read our disclaimer for more information.

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Other Research Resources

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Funded Projects

View a list of active cancer risk prediction and assessment grants supported by the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population SciencesExternal Web Site Policy.

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Funding Opportunities

There are not currently any NCI-sponsored Funding Opportunity Announcements related to cancer risk prediction and assessment.

EGRP joins with other NCI Divisions, Offices, and Centers and other Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund grant applications submitted in response to FOAs. View the full list of EGRP FOAs.

EGRP also encourages investigator-initiated grant applications on cancer risk prediction and assessment topics.

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Public Resources

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Key Publications

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Workshops and Webinars

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For general questions about cancer risk prediction models and assessment, EGRP contacts include:

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Last Updated: 11 Jan 2013

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