Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

Program Leaders: Cristine D. Delnevo, PhD, MPH and Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD

Overall Goals:

To develop population-based research that fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary, and translational research to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and those at risk for cancer in the community.  The Program fulfills its mission through transdisciplinary research that develops and evaluates behavioral interventions to improve cancer prevention and quality of care available to cancer survivors, their families, and community-dwelling individuals at risk for cancer. 

Specific Aims:

  • Develop and evaluate strategies to reduce cancer risk and enhance quality of life for at-risk individuals, cancer patients, and cancer survivors and their family members through psychosocial and behavioral interventions and by enhancing oncology care delivery
  • To understand cancer risk factors, treatment, and outcomes through epidemiological investigations with an emphasis on diverse and underserved populations
  • To understand tobacco use and implement effective tobacco control strategies at the individual, system, and population level to reduce tobacco-caused morbidity and mortality

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program will lead to a better understanding of psychological, behavioral, and medical effects of cancer; discover methods to improve patient care in the primary care setting; improve behavioral efforts to prevent cancer; understand and abrogate tobacco addiction; and launch comparative effectiveness studies.

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