Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Cancer Institute

Population Science

Population science aims to reduce risk, incidence and deaths from cancer as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. Molecular epidemiology studies discover physiologic changes that occur prior to the clinical appearance of cancer, which may contribute to the understanding of cancer etiology or serve as predictive biomarkers. Population science efforts ensure that the products of cancer control research are effectively applied to all segments of the population (NCI).

Population science research generates new knowledge about:

  • The distribution of cancer in populations
  • Risk factors for all types of cancer
  • Effective interventions for early detection and effective treatment
  • Cancer trends in all segments of the population.

Experts within the UC Cancer Institute (UCCI) have an integrated program of the highest quality of research, consisting of genetic, epidemiological, behavioral, social, applied and surveillance cancer studies. Their research efforts contribute to:

  • Understanding the developmental origin of cancer
  • Identifying and validating biomarkers for risk assessment
  • Enabling early detection and prediction of cancer recurrence
  • Understanding the impact of environmental, lifestyle, behavioral, psychological, socio-cultural risk factors of cancer
  • Establishing and maintaining relevant study populations or cohorts
  • Implementing effective measures for cancer control and prevention
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Educational Events

UCCI Conversations in the Community:
Pancreatic Cancer: Updates in Clinical Trials & Research
Thursday, August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

UCCI Conversations in the Community:
Anxiety & Depression After Cancer: Improving Your Quality of Life
Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

First Ladies for Health: Family Health Day
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Beyond Breast Cancer: Achieving Your Best Self
Breast Cancer Patient Symposium
Saturday, November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lung Cancer Patient Symposium
Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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