Cancer Prevention and Control
Making healty choices in terms of diet and exercise may help prevent the development of cancer
Cancer prevention research explores methods to control the risks associated with the development of cancer, by studying the impact of certain beahviors over others (such as the impact of diet and exercise) as well as the effectiveness of early detection.
Cancer Prevention and Control has two sub-fields of inquiry:
- Biomedical Prevention
Dean Brenner, M.D., co-director
The Biomedical Prevention Program is organ focused, supporting vertically integrated research projects consisting of population and clinical epidemiology; risk assessment and education; interventions with pharmacology, behavioral, nutritional and educational tools; new biostatistical methodologies to study population clusters and surrogate endpoints, and outcomes assessment.
Lawrence An, M.D., co-director
Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., co-director
The Socio-Behavioral Program was organized in 1996 to develop the social, behavioral and policy aspects of cancer prevention and control within the UMCCC. In its fourteenth year, the Socio-Behavioral Program has 32 members from 15 departments in five schools: Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Literature, Science and Arts, as well as the Institute for Social Research.
The Socio-Behavioral Program focuses on four thematic areas:
(1) Health Communications,
(2) Health Services Research,
(3) Quality of Life, and
(4) Tobacco Control.
Investigators from these thematic areas interact with investigators from other thematic areas, both within and outside of the Socio-Behavioral Program.