Needs Assessment and Strategic Guidance for the Oncology Models Forum

Concerns have been raised about the reliability and robustness of cancer models and the extent to which the experimental data inform research designed to benefit patients directly. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) contracted with SCG to conduct an assessment of the cancer research community’s need for a suite of cancer models to support basic research and translational applications. SCG reviewed the literature, surveyed stakeholders, and reported findings that translated the cancer researchers’ needs into succinct, actionable recommendations. SCG also provided guidance for the new Oncology Models Forum (OMF) on priority needs and strategies for engaging a diverse audience with the OMF.