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Learn More: In Their Own Words
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Social Media and Hepatitis B Awareness
Learn More: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
Learn More: Accelerating Policies & Research in the Food Environment
Learn More: Research Methods at the UPenn PRC
Learn More: Economic Impact of Clinical Trials for Childhood Cancers
Learn More: Penn Hosts National PRC Network Meeting
Learn More: Student Public Health Pitch Competition
Learn More: Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute
Learn More: Skin Cancer Prevention
Learn More: The Healthy Weigh Study
Learn More: Self-management Education for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Learn More: About the CDC's PRC Progam

Welcome from the Directors

The UPenn PRC is a catalyst for research in chronic disease prevention and a leader in advancing the science and practice of prevention research. Along with our ongoing studies in cancer prevention, cognitive health, and new strategies for weight loss, we’re researching adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancers, the economic impact of clinical trials, and a Penn-community partnership, the Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute.  We invite you to learn more about these projects and our dedicated investigators and staff on this website.

– Karen Glanz & Kevin Volpp

Q & A Spotlight

  • What are the main risk factors for prostate cancer?
    The top risk factors for prostate cancer are age and gender.  The chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly for men after age 50. More than 65% of prostate cancer is diagnosed in men over the age of 65.  Also, prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American men than in men of other races. African-American men are more than twice as likely than white men to die of prostate cancer.

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