Cancer Prevention

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and at least half of those new cases can be prevented or detected earlier when they are most treatable. Public health researchers in our college investigate strategies to improve screening rates and change behaviors that may cause cancer. We also have faculty who study the best practices for helping cancer patients through the health care maze during treatment. Finally, our faculty also study cancer survivors' employment choices and experiences post-recovery.

Our Work in the News

NY Times article
October 16, 2019

Tasleem Padamsee's research featured in the | "Only 15% of (high-risk) black women in the study had met with a genetics, cancer or breast specialist." 70% of white women had.

The Columbus Dispatch screenshot
January 15, 2019

A new study suggests that black women at high risk of breast cancer might be missing out on potentially lifesaving measures because they are less likely than white women to receive the information needed to make decisions about preventive care.

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Susan Olivo-Marston and Olorunfemi Adetona
March 8, 2018

Firefighters are 14 percent more likely to experience cancer-related deaths than the general U.S. population, according to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

CPH researchers Susan Olivo-Marston, PhD, MPH, Olorunfemi Adetona, PhD, and Darryl Hood, PhD, are building off of this study to find ways to improve firefighters’ occupational safety.

The team will use biological markers in firefighters to...