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Cancer Health Outcomes & Control Research Program

The Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Program conducts research aimed at reducing the burden of cancer across the entire cancer care continuum. The research efforts of this interdisciplinary, collaborative program center on the themes of: 

  • Prevention and Early Detection
  • Treatment-Related Outcomes
  • Survivorship and Palliative Care

RESEARCH THEMES

The Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Program aims to achieve the goal of reducing the cancer burden through:

Establishing and further developing population and community-based resources for research into prevention and short and long-term outcomes

Identifying environmental, sociobehavioral and genetic factors that affect short- and long-term outcomes

Understanding the scope of and developing interventions to prevent or ameliorate adverse long-term patient-centered outcomes following cancer diagnosis and treatment

Assessing the magnitude and determinants of disparities in cancer control and outcomes associated with age, race, gender, geography and other group characteristics and developing interventions to decrease such disparities

Meet the Program Members

Debra Friedman, M.D., David Penson, M.D., M.P.H., and Pierre Massion, M.D., co-lead the Cancer Health Outcomes and Control program. The program maintains close alliances with other cancer center programs, including population science partner program, Cancer Epidemiology, and the basic and clinical science programs. Extensive collaborations with community partners—including Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, federally qualified community health centers and oncologists at affiliate institutions, and other academic centers—extend the program's impact in the community and foster multi-institution research.


Featured Publications

Program News

April 30, 2018

Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed director of a new Engagement Core to support the design, implementation and governance of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.
January 25, 2018

Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Derek M. Griffith has been selected for the American Association of Health Behavior Fellows Class of 2017. Griffith, who is an associate professor of Medicine, Health, and Society and founder and director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt, is being recognized for his significant contributions in the field of health behavior research.

Seminars & Events

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Sep
27
VICC Seminar Series: Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH

27 September 2018

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Jan
31
VICC Seminar Series: Powel Brown, MD, PhD

31 January 2019

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Feb
14
VICC Seminar Series: Patricia Ganz, MD

14 February 2019