Cancer Prevention

A Tobacco-Free Penn Campus

The Student Health Service/Campus Health department at the University of Pennsylvania created videos to accompany their tobacco-free campus campaign. Watch their video, supported by the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC), to learn more about their plans to … Read more

UPenn PRC Anniversary Story > Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy: A Year of Progress

               The University of Pennsylvania Celebrates 30 Years of the CDC’s Prevention Research Center Program UPenn PRC Anniversary Story December 2016 Prostate Cancer Evidence Academy: A Year of Progress   Prostate cancer is the … Read more

Tobacco Taxes Help Tackle Smoking Addiction: Cheryl Bettigole, MD

In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer Commentary,  Cheryl Bettigole, MD, UPenn PRC Community Advisory Board member and Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, advocates broadening the tobacco tax increase adopted by the … Read more

Federal Law Fix Needed for Colorectal Cancer Screening: PRC Researcher Chyke Doubeni

Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer about a loophole in the Affordable Care Act which disadvantages those who need colorectal cancer screening most,  PRC Researcher Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, suggests that “this unfortunate scenario occurs in part because the U.S. Congress … Read more

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

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