The Cancer Control (CC) research program is one of OSUCCC–James' six highly interactive research programs.
The CC’s primary goal is to conduct research that reduces the incidence, mortality and morbidity of cancer. Devoted to scientific excellence and specifically tailored to capitalize on the professional strengths and expertise of our members, the CC program focuses on:
- Designing, implementing and testing etiologic studies and behavioral intervention programs that center on prevention and risk reduction
- Improving the use of validated early-detection test using intervention research
- Conducting survivorship and health services research, which includes quality-of-life assessment, lifestyle interventions and health outcomes
CC program research includes cross-cutting themes of health disparities, communication research and behavioral strategies. While taking advantage of member strengths like epidemiology and biology, the program also utilizes transdisciplinary research teams to enhance understanding and to address research aims at multiple levels.
Program activities include:
- Meetings: program, seminar, journal clubs, retreat, working groups
- Mentoring junior members and students
- Seed funding for pilot grants
- Strategic recruitment assistance
- Programmatic grant development (e.g., P50, PO1)
- A major initiative in the Cancer Control Program is the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities grant which focuses on the goal of understanding why high rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality are observed in Appalachia Ohio.
- The Appalachian Community Cancer Network (ACCN) is a National Cancer Institute-funded research initiative to reduce cancer health disparities in the Appalachian region through community participation in education, research and training.
Newly funded initiatives:
- Alcohol Use & Media (NIAA RO1) – Michael Slater, PhD, MBA
- Tobacco Cessation Among Medicaid Managed Smokers (NCI R21 )
– Amy Ferketich, PhD
- Stress & Breast Cancer (NCI R01) – Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD
- Tobacco Use in Adolescents in Appalachia (NCI RO1) – Brady Reynolds, PhD
Program Leader: Electra Paskett, PhD