In November 2013, Cancer Control Program member Joel Palefsky received an eight-year grant for $89 million from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a multi-site study focusing on the effectiveness of treating anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), which are caused by chronic HPV infection, in reducing the incidence of anal cancer in HIV-infected men and women.
In 2013, the Flu-FOBT and Flu-FIT intervention studies to increase colorectal cancer screening in diverse populations led by Cancer Control Program members Michael Potter, Lawrence Green, and Judith Walsh were chosen for the National Cancer Institute's Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website. This intervention program was also featured by the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange in September 2013.
In May 2013, Cancer Control Program members Tung Nguyen and Janice Tsoh received a $2.1 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of a mobile application to increase screening for hepatitis B and C in Asian American patients receiving care at UCSF and SFGH.
In October 2012, Cancer Control Program members Tung Nguyen, Nancy Burke, Rena Pasick, Janice Tsoh, Galen Joseph, Leah Karliner, Michael Potter, and Celia Kaplan created the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH), which is supported in part by the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In 2012, Cancer Control Program member Tung Nguyen and colleagues across the U.S. published a study on the application of community-based participatory research across the National Cancer Institute’s Community Network Programs in the American Journal of Public Health.