We use our large prospective cohort studies, the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS), to identify risk factors of cancer and to help improve quality of life and survival after a cancer diagnosis.
The Cancer Prevention and Survivorship team is part of the Population Science Department. We conduct research to identify risk factors associated with developing cancer and to understand how to improve quality of life and survival after a cancer diagnosis. We do much of this work using our large, longitudinal cohorts called the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS).
Since 1952, when the first of our cohorts was formed, we’ve enrolled over 2.7 million people who routinely answer surveys and have also provided blood and other biological samples such as tumor tissue samples from after a cancer diagnosis.
Our Cancer Prevention Studies have provided data for hundreds of scientific publications by our research staff and researchers across the world.
Specifically, we study the influence of:
Our CPS studies have provided data for 100s of scientific publications and helped inform clinical and public health guidelines, including the American Cancer Society's Nutrition and Physical Activity guidelines.
A long, on-going (longitudinal) research study that captures and compares years of data from a group of people (cohort) to learn how specific characteristics or risk factors affect the rate of developing diseases such as cancer.
Prospective means data is collected before anyone has developed cancer. Cohort studies are a type of observational study.