Cancer Prevention

PRC Researcher Chyke Doubeni on Health Disparities for Colorectal Cancer Screening

  In the May 2016 issue of Gastroenterology, UPenn PRC Researcher Chyke Doubeni examines the barriers to screenings which provide early identification and prevention of colorectal cancer for low-income patients.  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death … Read more


LDI Research Seminar with Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD “Financial Toxicity: An Emerging Concept & Consequence of Cancer Care”

A Leonard Davis Institute Research Seminar Dr. Ramsey, a general internist and health economist, is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, where he directs Hutchinson … Read more


Rural Cancer Prevention Center at the University of Kentucky Reaches Poorest Regions of the State

Our fellow PRC at the University of Kentucky, the Rural Cancer Prevention Center, was featured in an important story on the challenges of tackling cancer in rural Kentucky on PBS’s NewsHour on Friday, March 26, 2016. The Rural Cancer Prevention … Read more


Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs More Effective than Text: UPenn PRC Researcher Andrew Strasser

In PLOS ONE, Andrew Strasser, PhD, Co-Investigator on the UPenn PRC Skin Cancer Communication project, Daniel Romer, Ph.D, research director at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and fellow researchers reported on the first naturalistic clinical trial which shows that graphic … Read more


Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, UPenn PRC Director, Keynote Speaker at Int’l Conference on Skin Cancer Prevention

UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, was a Keynote Speaker at the 3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in Melbourne Australia, Dec 7 – 11, 2015.             Speaking on the topic, … Read more


UPenn PRC Director Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, discussing WHO link between processed meat and cancer on Knowledge@Wharton

On SiriusXM’s Knowledge@Wharton, Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH,UPenn PRC Director and Professor of Epidemiology, and Jason Riis, PhD, Marketing Lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed how the World Health Organization came to its conclusions about a … Read more