DNA Sequence

The work of the Cancer Control and Population Science (CCPS) is organized in two central themes:

  • Translational cancer predisposition genetics
  • Cancer behavioral and outcomes research

Within these themes, the central scientific goals of the program include:

  • Improving understanding of cancer family history to inform gene discovery efforts and genetic counseling of patients and their potentially at-risk relatives
  • Pursuing cancer susceptibility gene discovery and evaluation, with an emphasis on high-risk and intermediate-risk susceptibility genes and an analytic interest on rare sequence variants
  • Improving risk communication, risk reduction, and surveillance among members of intermediate-risk and high-risk families
  • Advancing risk prediction through gene-environment epidemiology
  • Identifying and testing strategies to ameliorate cancer disparities with a focus on Native American, Latino, and rural and frontier communities
  • Identifying, testing, and translating strategies to improve treatment, symptom, and quality-of-life outcomes across the cancer continuum

Program Membership

HCI Cancer Center members enjoy a variety of benefits, including eligibility for leadership roles in the Center, institutional funding opportunities, and scientific/administrative support.

CCPS Leadership