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.
Aim 1: Healthy Behavior
Promote healthy lifestyles that reduce the risk of cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality.
Aim 2: Survivorship
Address quality of life among survivors and their caregivers; integrate biomarkers and patient-related outcomes; and develop optimal supportive care interventions to address survivors’ most challenging psychosocial concerns.
Aim 3: Cancer Care Delivery
Advance cancer care delivery by enhancing the implementation of strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and develop digital health interventions that improve care along the cancer care delivery continuum.
Research Project Highlights:
- Evaluating New Nicotine Standards for Cigarettes
- Consumer Perceptions of Health Claims in Vape Shops
- Evaluating the Impact of Waterpipe Tobacco Marketing Claims on Young Adults
- 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
- Optimizing Health Related Quality of Life Measurement in Adolescent and Young Adults
- Assessing Efficacy and Implementation of an EHR Tool to Assess Heart Health among Survivors
- Caregiver Oncology Needs Evaluation Tool (CONNECT): A Technology-Based Intervention to Connect Lung Cancer Caregivers with Supportive Care Resources
- Targeting IRE-1A to Protect Against Radiation Therapy-Induced Bone Loss
- A Primary Care Multilevel mHealth Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention
- Implementation and Informatics - Developing Adaptable Processes and Technologies for Cancer Control
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