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

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