Cancer Control

Cancer Control

The Cancer Control research program conducts research and interventions to reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer in Pennsylvania and nationally. The program includes faculty members from 18 departments across five Penn State colleges and/or campuses.

The leading causes of cancer are tobacco use and poor nutrition, and specific cancers are also affected by obesity, alcohol, infectious agents and air pollution. The program seeks to understand and develop approaches to limit the impact of these causes on cancer risk, especially in high-risk individuals and communities, through screening and clinical trials.

For our patients, the program conducts innovative clinical trials in areas that may improve cancer treatment outcomes and prevent recurrences, including innovative weight-training programs and screening programs.

Objectives

  • Determine the biological, economic and social basis of cancer risk behaviors, including tobacco use, exercise and nutrition.
  • Develop, test and disseminate interventions which improve patient care and outcomes through exercise oncology, cancer screening behavior, cancer-care decision-making and nutrition.
  • Develop mechanistically-based safe and potent agents to inhibit carcinogenesis in preclinical and clinical studies for cancer prevention.

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Penn State Cancer Institute members who are part of the Cancer Control research program are listed here.
Keith Robert Aronson, PhD Keith Robert Aronson, PhD View Researcher Profile
Betsy B. Aumiller, MEd, DEd Betsy B. Aumiller, MEd, DEd View Researcher Profile
Arthur Berg, PhD Arthur Berg, PhD View Researcher Profile
Shirley Bluethmann, PhD, MPH Shirley Bluethmann, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD Melissa Jean Bopp, PhD View Researcher Profile
Steven A. Branstetter, PhD Steven A. Branstetter, PhD View Researcher Profile
William Calo William Calo View Researcher Profile
Alison Chetlen, DO Alison Chetlen, DO View Researcher Profile
David E. Conroy, PhD David E. Conroy, PhD View Researcher Profile
Leah Cream, MD Leah Cream, MD View Researcher Profile
Dhimant Desai, PhD Dhimant Desai, PhD View Researcher Profile
Daleela Dodge, MD Daleela Dodge, MD View Researcher Profile
Elana Farace, PhD, MA Elana Farace, PhD, MA View Researcher Profile
Jonathan Foulds, PhD Jonathan Foulds, PhD View Researcher Profile
Charles Geier, PhD Charles Geier, PhD View Researcher Profile
David Goldenberg, MD, FACS David Goldenberg, MD, FACS View Researcher Profile
Thomas J. Gould, PhD Thomas J. Gould, PhD View Researcher Profile
Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Michael Green, MS, MD Michael Green, MS, MD View Researcher Profile
Patricia Patricia "Sue" Grigson-Kennedy, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS Niraj J. Gusani, MD, FACS View Researcher Profile
Michael Hayes, PhD Michael Hayes, PhD View Researcher Profile
Marianne Messersmith Hillemeier, PhD, MPH Marianne Messersmith Hillemeier, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Andrea Hobkirk, PhD Andrea Hobkirk, PhD View Researcher Profile
Vasant Gajanan Honavar, PhD Vasant Gajanan Honavar, PhD View Researcher Profile
Nina G. Jablonski, PhD Nina G. Jablonski, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung, PhD Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung, PhD View Researcher Profile
Matthew G. Kaag, MD Matthew G. Kaag, MD View Researcher Profile
Helen Marie Kamens, PhD Helen Marie Kamens, PhD View Researcher Profile
Claudia Kasales, MD Claudia Kasales, MD View Researcher Profile
Abid Kazi Abid Kazi View Researcher Profile
Teresa Kern, PhD Teresa Kern, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Joshua D. Lambert, PhD Joshua D. Lambert, PhD View Researcher Profile
Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD Stephanie Trea Lanza, PhD View Researcher Profile
Eugene Lengerich, VMD, MS Eugene Lengerich, VMD, MS View Researcher Profile
Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile
Peter Lewis, MD Peter Lewis, MD View Researcher Profile
Runze Li, PhD Runze Li, PhD View Researcher Profile
Dajiang Liu, PhD, MA Dajiang Liu, PhD, MA View Researcher Profile
Julie Mack, MD Julie Mack, MD View Researcher Profile
Kateryna Dmytrivna Makova, PhD Kateryna Dmytrivna Makova, PhD View Researcher Profile
Kimberly Anne Mallett, PhD Kimberly Anne Mallett, PhD View Researcher Profile
Scherezade Kelly Mama, DrPH Scherezade Kelly Mama, DrPH View Researcher Profile
Andrea Manni, MD Andrea Manni, MD View Researcher Profile
Lynn Margaret Martire Lynn Margaret Martire View Researcher Profile
Stephen Augustus Matthews, PhD Stephen Augustus Matthews, PhD View Researcher Profile
Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH Alicia McDonald, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Thomas McGarrity, MD Thomas McGarrity, MD View Researcher Profile
Patricia Y. Miranda, PhD, MPH Patricia Y. Miranda, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
John Raymond Moran, Jr., PhD John Raymond Moran, Jr., PhD View Researcher Profile
Jennifer Moss, PhD Jennifer Moss, PhD View Researcher Profile
Joshua Muscat, PhD, MPH Joshua Muscat, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Kimberly Myers, MA, PhD Kimberly Myers, MA, PhD View Researcher Profile
Michelle Gayle Newman, PhD Michelle Gayle Newman, PhD View Researcher Profile
Dennis Keith Pearl, PhD Dennis Keith Pearl, PhD View Researcher Profile
Ramesh Ramachandran, PhD Ramesh Ramachandran, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jay Raman, MD Jay Raman, MD View Researcher Profile
Connie Jo Rogers, PhD Connie Jo Rogers, PhD View Researcher Profile
Liza Rovniak, MS, PhD, MPH Liza Rovniak, MS, PhD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Mack Ruffin, MD, MPH Mack Ruffin, MD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Susann Schetter, DO Susann Schetter, DO View Researcher Profile
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM View Researcher Profile
Jane R. Schubart, MBA, MS, PhD Jane R. Schubart, MBA, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Christopher Sciamanna, MD, MPH Christopher Sciamanna, MD, MPH View Researcher Profile
Joel E. Segel, PhD Joel E. Segel, PhD View Researcher Profile
Arun Sharma, PhD Arun Sharma, PhD View Researcher Profile
Raghu Sinha, MS, PhD Raghu Sinha, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Kathleen Sturgeon, PhD, MTR Kathleen Sturgeon, PhD, MTR View Researcher Profile
Yuan-Wan Sun, MS, PhD Yuan-Wan Sun, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Robert J. Turrisi, PhD Robert J. Turrisi, PhD View Researcher Profile
Andry Van De Louw, MD, PhD Andry Van De Louw, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jairam K.P. Vanamala, PhD Jairam K.P. Vanamala, PhD View Researcher Profile
John Patrick Vanden Heuvel, PhD John Patrick Vanden Heuvel, PhD View Researcher Profile
Li Wang, PhD Li Wang, PhD View Researcher Profile
Ming Wang, MS, PhD Ming Wang, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Meredith Watts, MD Meredith Watts, MD View Researcher Profile
Carol Weisman, PhD Carol Weisman, PhD View Researcher Profile
Stephen Wilson, PhD Stephen Wilson, PhD View Researcher Profile
Robin Wilson, PhD Robin Wilson, PhD View Researcher Profile
Renate Winkels, PhD Renate Winkels, PhD View Researcher Profile
Rongling Wu, PhD Rongling Wu, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jing Yang Jing Yang View Researcher Profile
John Yen, PhD John Yen, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jiro Yoshida Jiro Yoshida View Researcher Profile
Nicholas Zaorsky, MD Nicholas Zaorsky, MD View Researcher Profile
Xiang Zhang, PhD Xiang Zhang, PhD View Researcher Profile
Junjia Zhu, MS, PhD Junjia Zhu, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile

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