The overall 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.
CPC members reduce the risk of incidence of cancer and cancer recurrence through epidemiological and applied behavioral research.
The Program also enhances survivors’ quality of life by conducting surveillance of post-treatment effects of cancer and cancer care delivery research to improve survivorship outcomes.
As a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base, the WFBCCC is well-positioned to support multi-center, rigorous cancer prevention and control research in community-based healthcare settings.
Specific Aims of the CPC Program
To reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality with a strategic focus on promoting healthy lifestyles and enhancing informed decision making regarding early detection and treatment.
Research Project Highlights
- Implementation of Smoking Cessation Services within NCIs NCORP Community Sites with Lung Cancer Screening
- Effective Communication in Tobacco Product Risk and FDA Authority
- Tobacco Use during the Transition to Adulthood
- mPATH-CRC: a Mobile Health System for Colorectal Cancer Screening
To improve outcomes of cancer patients with a strategic focus on incorporating patient-reported outcomes into survivorship care, addressing the symptoms and long-term effects of cancer treatment, and promoting healthy behaviors.
Research Project Highlights
- Early Imaging Detection of Cardiovascular (CV) Injury after Cancer
- Understanding and Predicting Fatigue, CV Decline & Events after Breast Cancer Treatment
- Preventing Anthracycline Cardiovascular Toxicity with Statins
- A Prospective Study of the Impact of Breast Cancer on Symptoms & Functioning
- Optimizing Realth Related Quality of Life Measurement in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors
- eMindful Movement & Breathing to Improve Gynecologic Cancer surgery Outcomes
Commitment to Disparities Research
Cross-cutting these aims 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 (African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and low-income and rural patients).
- Role of PUFA-Gene Interactions in Health Disparities
- A Stepped Care Telehealth Approach to Treat Distress in Rural Cancer Survivors
- Building Social Networks to Improve Physical Activity and Weight Loss in Latino Parents
- Influence of Prostate Cancer Treatment on Work Experience with Focus on Race and Income