Research Programs

 

 

Cancer Control

The goal of the Cancer Control Research Program is to reduce cancer risk and mortality and to enhance the quality of care and quality of life through research designed to understand and improve the health of individuals and populations.

Focus on Cancer Control

2014 Surgeon General Report

Physicians promoted "fresh" or "less irritating" cigarettes in advertisements into the 1950s—now we know tobacco smoke harms even nonsmokers. Unless things change, experts predict that 5.6 million of today’s children will die early as a result of smoking.

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Program Co-Directors:
James Sargent, MD
Anna N.A. Tosteson, ScD

This goal fits nicely within the research mission of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which is to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research into the biology, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Members of the Cancer Control Program comprise a diverse group, with research programs that cover basic neuroscience mechanisms, patient-oriented research and public health policy. The programs comprehensively address organ systems relevant to cancer control. They also span a variety of cancer control mechanisms.

To contact us, call (603) 653-6036.

A majority of research conducted by Cancer Control Program members has a behavioral component, which has become an important area of collaboration for members across the cancer continuum of prevention, early detection and quality of life and quality of care. This behavioral focus drives administrative infrastructure and support.

Our program model involves the control of cancer across the continuum of care.