Population Science and Prevention
The Population Science and Prevention (PSP) program conducts collaborative, hypothesis- and evidence-based, translational cancer prevention and control research that covers the entire cancer continuum—primary prevention, early detection, laboratory research, clinical trials and applications, diagnosis and treatment, quality of life and survivorship.
Research in the PSP program is organized according to a cancer control conceptual model that progresses from discovery to intervention to dissemination.
The program has three scientific goals:
- Identify determinants, biomarkers of risk and prognosis, genetics and lifestyle factors to enhance screening and treatment of cancers.
- Use laboratory-based molecular and experimental cancer prevention strategies to disrupt pathogenesis using synthetic and natural compounds and lifestyle changes.
- Reduce the Latino cancer burden through community-based research, testing interventions addressing highly prevalent and disproportionate cancers and their risk factors in the Latino population.
Gail Tomlinson, M.D., Ph.D.
A. Pratap Kumar, Ph.D.