Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences

The ultimate goal of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences is to keep people in a state of health and wellness, preventing them from crossing the threshold to disease and requiring treatment.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the fields of cancer prevention and population sciences and eliminate health disparities in cancer through multidisciplinary programs in research, patient care, education and cancer control.

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences is home to one of the largest and most developed cancer prevention programs in the nation. It comprises five departments, multiple centers and two institutes. It is also home to one of the oldest and most successful cancer prevention research training programs in the country.

Division Goals

  • Discover effective prediction models that expose risk factors and explore new approaches to the assessment and management of cancer risk through early detection, genetic counseling and clinical interventions
  • Develop, implement and evaluate community programs aimed at reducing cancer risk, and create educational support systems to reduce the psychological and physical impact of cancer
  • Deliver prevention programs that include genetic testing, chemoprevention and nutritional counseling, while translating research into applications and treatment modalities





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Division Annual Report FY12

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