The Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research (NICER) in Oncology is a multidisciplinary collaborative research programs which focuses on comparative effectiveness and health policy in oncology. The comparative effectiveness initiatives compare two or more health interventions or treatment paradigms for cancer with priority given to malignancies that are the most common among us, those with the greatest morbidity and mortality, those with the greatest degree of variation in their care, and those that are most costly to society. This research will help fill the knowledge gap left by clinical trials to assist patients and health care providers make more informed decisions. The Institute also focuses on cancer care policy research to examine and improve the overall system of cancer care in the U.S.
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