The major goal of the Cancer Prevention & Control Program is to foster inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research in cancer prevention, cancer control, population science and survivorship to reduce the cancer burden in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region and the beyond.
This program includes 31 full and 32 associate members representing more than 17 departments and centers at the University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, the Veterans Administration, Colorado State University, Denver Health, The Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.
Program Scientific Goals:
- Promote and facilitate both intraprogrammatic and interprogrammatic research in cancer prevention and control that has significant potential to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond.
- Promote and facilitate health disparities research, with a particular focus on underserved Latino, Native American and African American populations.
- Promote collaborative translational science in behavioral and psychosocial oncology (the dissemination of effective interventions as sustainable service programs in the community) as well as in chemoprevention research (from the laboratory to the community).
- Behavioral Research in Primary and Secondary Prevention
- Chemoprevention Research
- Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship Research
To facilitate these collaborations and future programs of research, the Cancer Prevention & Control Program actively promotes, organizes and facilitates lectures, symposia and research planning meetings.