Cancer Control Program

Program Leaders



Education and Training Liaison: Gideon St. Helen, PhD

Community Engagement Liaison: Sorbarikor Piawah, MD

The goal of the Cancer Control Program is to use a multi-disciplinary team approach to understand and intervene on the structural and social determinants of cancer, leading to improved cancer health outcomes and equity.

This is achieved using intra- and inter-programmatic team science to advance understanding of these multilevel determinants and to develop, translate, and implement effective behavioral, clinical, and policy interventions that will reduce the burden of cancer in the catchment area and achieve equity in cancer health outcomes.

The Cancer Control Program follows a “cells-to-society” approach to interrogate the biological mechanisms underlying structural and social determinants of cancer and translate these into interventions. 

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The activities of the Cancer Control Program toward meeting its goal are accomplished through research, education and training, and community engagement aligned under the following aims:

  • Aim 1: To identify the causes of outcomes across the cancer continuum, with attention to diverse populations. This includes structural, social, policy, industrial, and environmental influences on tobacco use, physical activity, other risk factors, cancer screening, and care
  • Aim 2: To develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions to reduce the cancer burden and improve cancer health equity in the HDFCCC catchment area
  • Aim 3: To translate knowledge into effective policies and programs to achieve equity in outcomes across the cancer continuum

Roster of Cancer Control Program

Total: 81 members.

For details on membership criteria, please see our membership page.