The May DCI Seminar Series will be held Wednesday, May 23, in the Jones Building, room 143. Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), will present “How to Lose Friends and Influence Oncology Practices: A Journey in Developing the Washington State Community Cancer Report.”
The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) is a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies.
A full member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Ramsey is also co-Chair of the Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group, past President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and has served on the IOM Cancer Policy Forum. He is also a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Washington.
Ramsey is a general internist and health economist. His research focuses on economic evaluations in cancer. Ramsey has published widely on patterns of care, costs, and cost-effectiveness of treatments for lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer. His research portfolio and interests include: large scale SEER-Medicare/Cancer Registry data linkages, patient reported outcomes, economic modeling of health care interventions, cost-effectiveness analysis, quality of life assessment, patterns of care, health care utilization, economic burden of disease for patients and society, pragmatic trial design, early technology assessment, and stakeholder engagement.
Ramsey's lecture begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. His address will be preceded by a hematology-oncology fellow presentation starting at 7:30 a.m. The May DCI Seminar Series is presented by the DCI Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Duke Cancer Institute members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Erin Carr.