Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

Program Leaders: Sharon L. Manne, PhD 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:

  • To reduce the adverse psychological, behavioral, and medical effects of cancer.
  • To improve the way cancer prevention and detection are translated into clinical practice.
  • understand tobacco addiction and develop effective smoking cessation interventions.

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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