RUTH ETZIONI, PHD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Co-Chair, Session 5
Dr. Etzioni is a biostatistician whose research centers on addressing evidence gaps that inevitably arise in medical decision making and health policy development. Her work has reconciled apparently conflicting studies of prostate cancer screening and treatment, integrated results of prostate cancer active surveillance studies, and explained why most overdiagnosis estimates in breast and prostate cancer screening cannot be trusted. She is a member of three national panels on early detection in cancer including the American Cancer Society’s Screening Guideline Development Panel. In 2016 she was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association and is the chair-elect of its Health Policy Statistics Section.