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Turning disciplinary knowledge into solutions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23601619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Turning disciplinary knowledge about preadolescents' and adolescents' exposure to risk factors for cancer as adults into solutions for preventing such an outcome requires that investigators from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines come together to share knowledge. Optimally, these collaborations would occur across two dimensions: (1) transdisciplinary, from the molecular or cellular level (e.g., animal studies of endocrine disruption) to the societal level (e.g., economic studies related to state tobacco policies); and (2) translational, using basic research findings in clinical and other sciences to implement prevention programs and public policy. Only when collaboration is commonplace can the disparate groups of investigators working on cancer prevention during preadolescence and adolescence gain a holistic picture of the risk factors, inform one another's work, and learn what we need to know to devise successful interventions for preventing cancer. Working transdisciplinarily also helps to ensure that messages to health professionals, policymakers, the news media, and the public are consistent and coordinated. At present, those investigating preadolescent and adolescent risk for adult cancer disseminate their knowledge individually, thus missing the opportunity to synthesize knowledge, coordinate dissemination, and implement prevention programs. In this article, we distinguish multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches; argue for the benefits of a transdisciplinary approach to devising successful solutions; and explore how to achieve transdisciplinary functioning.
Sarah Gehlert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1879-1972     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  2013-10-31     Revised Date:  2014-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102136     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S98-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Interdisciplinary Communication
Interdisciplinary Studies
Neoplasms / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Translational Medical Research*
United States / epidemiology
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