USA Health Cancer Prevention Program
At USA Health, we know that the best defense against cancer is to take all precautions possible against it. That’s why we have a robust and active cancer prevention program, the only one of its kind in the region. In fact, we devote an entire division to this endeavor at Mitchell Cancer Institute.
Our team's research and outreach programs target the diverse populations that we serve in the Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Gulf coast region. The specific areas of research where our program focuses are:
- Behavioral and population sciences
- Cancer detection and screening
- Cancer care delivery
- Cancer survivorship
Our efforts don’t remain in the academic classrooms or research labs. We take what we learn into the community, because education makes a difference. Cancer can be prevented when behaviors are modified. Cancer is detected earlier because of improved screening. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, outcomes improve because patients have worked with their doctors to understand the importance of complying with their treatment regimen. And survivorship rates can rise.