40th Anniversary of Prevention at MD Anderson
Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
Ernest Hawk, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice President, Division Head
- Departments, Labs and Institutes
- Departments and Divisions
- Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences Division
The ultimate goal of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences division is to keep people in a state of health and wellness, preventing them from crossing the threshold to disease and requiring treatment.
The division 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.
We strive 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.
Research underlies all that the Division does.
It is translated into advances in clinical care; into the education of future cancer prevention researchers and clinicians; and out into the community.
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Clinic and Institutes
Biobehavioral research on cancer risk behaviors and psychosocial factors
Clinical Cancer Prevention
Reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through translational research; patient care and education
Research on the causes of cancer initiation, promotion and progression
Health Disparities Research
Reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities in cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality
Health Services Research
Optimizing health care delivery and improving outcomes for the prevention and treatment of cancer
Physical Address (for deliveries)
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention Building
1155 Pressler St. - CPB8.3080
Houston, TX 77030-3721