Scientific Focus: Cancer Prevention and Control Program

The overarching goal of the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program of the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center (WFBCCC) is scientific discovery across the cancer continuum—from primary prevention to survivorship—which translates into clinical, community, and policy strategies to improve cancer outcomes.

The Specific Aims of the CPC Program are to: 

Aim 1. Improve modifiable risk factors that will reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality, with a strategic focus on tobacco control and obesity. Research in this Aim focuses on the primary prevention of tobacco use and addiction, including reducing the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products among adolescents and young adults; improving cessation by targeting populations at high risk of tobacco-induced morbidity and mortality; and identifying and modifying obesity-related risk factors for cancer, including nutritional opportunities for weight management and chemoprevention.

Aim 2. Enhance survivorship outcomes, with a focus on quality of life, incorporating patient-reported outcomes into survivorship care, and addressing the symptoms and long-term effects of cancer treatment. This Aim incorporates research focused on psychosocial well-being of survivors across the lifespan, integrating patient-reported outcomes into survivorship care planning and post-treatment surveillance, and addressing chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular damage among cancer survivors. As the WFBCCC expands its precision oncology clinical research and services, the CPC Program will prioritize research addressing patient perspectives, decision-making, and outcomes in precision oncology.

    Cross-cutting these Aims is a commitment to eliminating cancer-related disparities that arise due to socioeconomic status, geography and race and ethnicity.

    Learn more about our Program members' research by visiting our Research Projects section.  

    Last Updated: 01-29-2016
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