Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 23, Issue 7, pp 1205–1212

Evolution of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.: moving research into practice

  • Michael A. Sanchez
  • Cynthia A. Vinson
  • Madeline La Porta
  • Kasisomayajula Viswanath
  • Jon F. Kerner
  • Russell E. Glasgow
Brief report

DOI: 10.1007/s10552-012-9987-9

Cite this article as:
Sanchez, M.A., Vinson, C.A., Porta, M.L. et al. Cancer Causes Control (2012) 23: 1205. doi:10.1007/s10552-012-9987-9
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Abstract

Evidence-based interventions (EBIs) are not broadly implemented, despite widespread availability of programs, policies, and guidelines. Systematic processes for integrating EBIs with community preference remain challenging for cancer control and prevention, as well as other areas. The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. (P.L.A.N.E.T) Web portal provides a platform to access data, EBIs, and resources to foster local partnerships and assist public health researchers and practitioners design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs. This article summarizes the evolution of P.L.A.N.E.T. and describes effective and innovative Web 2.0 strategies to increase Web visits, create more interactive platforms for researchers and practitioners to integrate evidence-based resources, community preferences, and the complex context in which programs and policies are implemented. Lessons learned could benefit public health settings and reach low-income, high-risk communities. Researchers, community practitioners, and government partnerships should continue to develop and test innovative ways to address pressing issues in cancer control, health disparities, and health delivery.

Keywords

DisseminationImplementationEvidence-basedCancer controlProgram planningInternetWeb resources

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. (outside the USA) 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Sanchez
    • 1
  • Cynthia A. Vinson
    • 1
  • Madeline La Porta
    • 1
  • Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jon F. Kerner
    • 4
  • Russell E. Glasgow
    • 1
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteRockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Harvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  3. 3.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  4. 4.Canadian Partnership Against CancerTorontoCanada