The mission of the UWCCC’s Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) Shared Resource (SR) is to reduce the burden of cancer by facilitating high-impact population health monitoring and translational research. In support of this mission, SHOW provides access to timely longitudinal data and biospecimen from a representative statewide sample of UWCCC catchment area residents. SHOW provides expertise in population health sciences, translational and community-engaged research to UWCCC members.
UWCCC SHOW Shared Resource Aims:
- Accelerate Statewide Cancer Surveillance and Cancer Prevention and Control Research through the use of Existing Data. SHOW provides technical assistance to UWCCC members interested in using SHOW data to track trends in the cancer burden and the prevalence of known and emerging cancer risk factors in the population.
- Facilitate the Development of New Population Based Cancer Studies Utilizing SHOW Expertise and Infrastructure. SHOW provides investigators with consultation, development, and design services for new population health research. SHOW staff have expertise in new study design, questionnaire development, use of REDCap for data collection, community biospecimen collection, and obtaining human subjects training and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, among other services.
- Foster Use of SHOW Biospecimen for Novel Cancer Research. A unique element of SHOW is its extensive biorepository of biological samples from communities across the entire UWCCC catchment area. The stored biospecimens, combined with extensive data on social determinants of health, can accelerate new cancer biomarker development and translational research (bench or clnic to community). Samples are available to assess exposure to cancer causing agents and to identify interim, blood, DNA, urine, or stool based biomarkers of cancer risk. Investigators may also use biospecimen for new biomarker discovery, comparing biomarker levels from disease-free persons (controls) to cancer patients (cases). UWCCC members receive a discounted rate for biological samples and analytic support from SHOW and for linking biological samples with survey data.
More about UWCCC SHOW SR
Cancer Center Liaison: Allison Rodriguez, email@example.com
Associate Director: Amy Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Director, Shaneda Warren Andersen, email@example.com
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Sciences Center, Rm 1083
1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin is a novel, statewide research infrastructure. The program maintains a set of core health data including survey data, physical measurements, and biological samples that are readily available to answer new research questions.
SHOW's scientists, staff and resources can assist with all areas of health research, including but not limited to: access to novel datasets, project development using SHOW’s research infrastructure, and access to our extensive biorepository.
UWCCC SHOW Scientific Accomplishments
SHOW’s selected scientific accomplishments include research on past cancer survivors in the SHOW cohort, a linked examination of amino acids and existing participant, and utilization of SHOW infrastructure to launch statewide surveys.
Any published research which received funding from the UWCCC Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), including the use of UWCCC Shared Resources to generate or analyze data or conduct clinical trials, must reference the UWCCC. See Acknowledging UWCCC in Publications, Posters and Presentations.
If you publish on work you do with SHOW data, you must include the following acknowledgment:
Funding for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program PERC Award (233 AAG9971). The authors would also like to thank the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, SHOW administrative, field, and scientific staff, as well as all the SHOW participants for their contributions to this study.