Cancer Prevention and Control Program

An Integral Part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University

The overall goal of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program is to create and apply knowledge to prevent and detect cancer and to improve quality of life for cancer survivors. More than 20 members from many departments participate in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, with approximately $12 million total in peer-reviewed funding.

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program seeks to reduce the burden of cancer with the following two broad goals:

  • Decrease the incidence and slow the progression of cancer
  • Improve quality of life, reduce morbidity and increase survival in those who develop cancer

To achieve these goals, our Program has four main themes:

  • Elucidating the genetic risk of prostate cancer
  • Studying the roles of natural products
  • Investigating tobacco and other environmental risk factors for cancer
  • Enhancing cancer survivorship by improving cancer-related quality of life, symptom management, and access to care among cancer survivors

Cross-cutting these four themes is our emphasis on reducing health disparities across different socioeconomic, racial, and geographic groups. In all areas of research, we are committed to the unique populations of the region (e.g., African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, low-income, rural).

For more information on our Cancer Prevention and Control Program contact:

Nancy E. Avis, PhD
Professor
Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy
Division of Public Health Sciences
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Piedmont Plaza II, 2nd floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1063

Telephone: 336-716-6974
Fax: 336-716-7554
navis@wakehealth.edu

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