Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer linkage System (VPR-CLS)

Recorded On: 08/06/2019

This webinar aims to more broadly share information on the Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer Linkage System (VPR-CLS) that was presented during the 2019 NAACCR/IACR Annual Meeting.  Geared toward U.S. registries with knowledge of the VPR-CLS, the webinar will include presentations on the following:

- VPR-CLS Pilot Testing and Next Steps
- Status of the Templated IRB/Registry Application, Implementation of the Central IRB, and Local Context Issues
- Cancer Ascertainment by U.S. Population-Based Cancer Registries, Self-Report and Death Certificates in the Nationwide U.S. Radiologic Technologist Cohort: A Preliminary Report

Castine Clerkin, MS, CTR

VPR Program Manager, NAACCR

Castine is the Program Manager for NAACCR’s Virtual Pooled Registry project. In this role she oversees all aspects of the project, from pilot linkages to workgroup calls to system development and testing.  Prior to joining NAACCR, Castine was a Program Consultant with CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries for over 7 years.  Castine began her career in cancer surveillance in 2001, working as the epidemiologist and data manager for the Maine Cancer Registry.

Steve Friedman, MHA

Senior Advisor, Surveillance Research Program, NCI/DCCPS

Steve Friedman, MHA, joined the Surveillance Research Program as a Senior Advisor for Operations in July of 2015. He works on several major initiatives, including SEER, Natural Language Processing (NLP), the Virtual Bio-Repository (VTR) and the Virtual Pooled Registry (VPR). In January 2018 he was named the Lead Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the SEER Program. Mr. Friedman served as a founding Director for the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs and is a past President of the Board for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. He is the recipient of several NIH Merit Awards and a NIH Director’s Award. Mr. Friedman received his Master of Health Services Administration from the George Washington University and is currently Adjunct Faculty with the MPH@GWU program.

Annelie Landgren, MPH, PMP

Contractor, Surveillance Research Program, NCI/DCCPS

Annelie Landgren MPH, PMP  (Project Management Professional) works for the Surveillance Research Program at NCI since November 2018. Before that she worked for the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics  at NCI for 13 years as a project manager. During the last two years there she worked with the PI of the US Radiologic Technologists Cohort (USRT) Study to submit and track over 47 applications to link with as many registries as possible as a part of the VPR-Pilot studies. In my new position in the Surveillance Research Program she continues to be involved in the VPR efforts.

Danping Liu, PhD

Investigator Biostatistics Branch, NCI/DCEG

Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Washington in 2010, and completed a two-year postdoctoral training at the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center, University of Washington. Prior to joining NCI, he served as a tenure-track investigator at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Liu joined the Biostatistics Branch of the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics in October 2017.


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