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Cancer Prevention & Control Program

The goal of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program is to develop and implement ways to reduce cancer risk and enhance outcomes for cancer survivors across Colorado. 

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program is comprised of 32 Full and Associate members from all 5 academic consortium institutions, 7 schools and centers, and 18 academic departments within the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and University of Colorado Boulder. 

Scientific Goals:

  • Develop and evaluate novel approaches to primary prevention and screening. 

  • Disseminate prevention interventions in a population-based setting.

  • Improve health services delivery for cancer patients and outcomes for cancer suvivors.
    (longevity, comorbidity, quality of life, and mortality)


Focus Groups:

  1. Population Sciences Research

  2. Behavioral Research in Primary and Secondary Prevention

  3. Chemoprevention Research

  4. Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship Research


Cancer Prevention and Control research has led to advancements in primary and clinical preventive services, statewide policies, and improved cancer survivorship. Cancer Prevention and Control investigators studied promising agents in pre-clinical studies, identified breast cancer risk factors in Hispanic women, developed and operated the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, made advancements in the understanding of obesity and breast cancer, and affected cancer prevention and control policy across the state.


Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar Series

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program is hosting a seminar series on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Check back for upcoming presentations or contact Ellen Valentine at 303-724-8421 for details.