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.

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Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention
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Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention

Health CareHuntsman Cancer Institute, public health, cancer prevention, health equity

The first week of April is National Public Health Week, which celebrates a growing movement to create the healthiest nation we can. The public health system prevents diseases, including cancer. Public health officials look for patterns to understand why cancer and other diseases happen, teach people about healthy decisions, and create policies that make sure we live in healthy, safe communities.... Read More

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