Cancer Control & Prevention

ccp-staff-2017.jpgThe Division of Cancer Control and Prevention was established in 2015 to enhance MCI’s ability to alleviate the burden of cancer through research in behavioral and population sciences, cancer detection and screening, cancer care delivery, surveillance and cancer survivorship.  Our goal is to develop robust research and outreach programs that positively impact the diverse populations we serve and improve cancer outcomes for our patients and the citizens of our region. Cancer control research aims to generate basic knowledge about how to monitor and change individual and collective behavior, and to ensure that knowledge is translated into practice and policy rapidly, effectively, and efficiently. The MCI Division of Cancer Control and Prevention is dedicated to improving cancer outcomes through promoting and advancing research in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care delivery, and survivorship.


Cancer Control Definition

Cancer control science is the conduct of basic and applied research in the behavioral, social, and population sciences to create or enhance interventions that, independently or in combination with biomedical approaches, reduce cancer risk, incidence, morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life.


Cancer Control Initiatives and Research Focus Areas

The dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of the division’s activities is illustrated in the cancer control framework. This framework consists of three categories into which all cancer control activities can be assigned, with the goal of obtaining knowledge to improve cancer outcomes across the entire continuum of cancer, from prevention through survivorship. All research areas are targeted to reduce the cancer burden, with a strong commitment to dissemination and development of collaborations that facilitate the adoption and program delivery of evidence-based approaches to cancer control.  In addition, the Division is committed to community and patient engagement activities that promote cancer education, leading to prevention, early detection, compliance with treatment regimens based on shared decision-making between patient and provider, and survivorship.


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For more information about the Division of Cancer Control and Prevention, contact Margaret Sullivan, Associate Director of Cancer Control and Prevention, at


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