Cancer Prevention Program

Cancer Prevention Program

The region’s only active and comprehensive cancer prevention program is conducted by USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute.

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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
  • Surveillance
  • 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.

Cancer Prevention Classes and Events

Education and awareness are often the first steps to avoiding cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.

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USA Health And Cancer Control

Cancer control is a science that applies research conducted in behavioral, social and population science. By understanding how to track and modify both individual and collective behaviors in the community, we are able to influence public policy and practice in a way that improves the health of the community with regard to cancer.

Beyond USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute

Our efforts to prevent cancer are not achieved in a vacuum. We’re committed to working together with other entities toward the shared goal of improving outcomes for the people of the Gulf Coast region. This includes reducing cancer disparities, which are the differences in outcomes in certain groups of people based on race, age and socioeconomic status. Toward that end, we partner with the Alabama Department of Public Health in two important initiatives.

  • FITWAY Alabama Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program – The goal of this program is to increase cancer screenings among people who are 50 and older. We provide outreach to physicians and the greater community throughout eight coastal Alabama counties.
  • The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC) – This statewide network creates and maintains an effective, coordinated way to reduce cancer and cancer-related deaths, as well as improve the quality of life for those who survive.
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Clinical Trials

At USA Health, we are continuously involved in clinical trials that offer hope to people with cancer. Learn about some of the trials that are currently underway.

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Education and Research

Our efforts to improve patient outcomes go beyond prevention. Find out everything USA Health is doing to transform medicine.

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