The goal of the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program is to advance the science and application of cancer prevention, control, and survivorship research to reduce the burden of cancer and improve patient outcomes in Oklahoma – and especially in the state’s large underserved American Indian and rural populations – through collaborative, transdisciplinary, interventional, and educational efforts.
The Specific Aims of the CPC Program are:
- To conduct community-engaged research to address the disproportionate burden of cancer affecting American Indian, rural, and other underserved communities in Oklahoma;
- To discover the mechanisms underlying tobacco initiation, maintenance, cessation and relapse; and to develop and evaluate novel tobacco treatments targeted to vulnerable and underserved populations; and
- To conduct research that seeks to reduce morbidity and mortality and to improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.