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Cancer Prevention & Control Program

University of Colorado Cancer Center

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 monthn the Chester E. Ridgeway Conference room 7000 in AO1 unless otherwise noted.

We take a break for the summer months, but we will be back in full swing in September of 2018.  Put these dates on your calendar and then check back for more information as we get closer:

September 12, 2018

October 10, 2018

November 14, 2018

December 12, 2018

January 9, 2019

February 13, 2019

March 13, 2019

April 10, 2019

May 8, 2019

 Check back for upcoming presentation details or contact Ellen Valentine at 303-724-8421 for details. 

Cancer Prevention and Control Annual Retreat

Add this to your calendar!  Our next Retreat will be on Thursday, January 24, 2019. 
Stay tuned for more details!