Cancer Prevention and Control

Pre-Graduate Research Programs

Pre-Graduate Research Programs

Pre-Graduate Research Programs
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Research Programs

Prevention Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center is dedicated to finding how cancer develops, how it can be prevented or diagnosed early. Our goal is to do research that will help to reduce the risk of cancer for individuals, families and communities.

Current Prevention Research Projects

  • Risk Assessment and Prevention
    Research responds to the rapid progress in the field of human genetics. Our scientists are presently trying to understand more about the hereditary factors that influence these cancers.

    Some of our research studies look at the biological, genetic and environmental factors that influence disease risk. Other studies look at how risk or genetic information affects individual and family decisions. Through these studies, we are finding the best ways to predict who is at risk for cancer and reduce that risk. We are also developing ways of communicating cancer risk information more effectively to patients and their families.
  • Chemoprevention
    Taking medicine to prevent cancer.

    Fox Chase Cancer Center is conducting several clinical chemoprevention studies, exploring unique strategies to reduce cancer risk through the use of natural or synthetic compounds. To review the current prevention studies at Fox Chase, click here.

    Ongoing research shows that chemoprevention will become an important complement to other approaches to reducing cancer rates.
  • Extramural Research and Community Outreach

    Extramural Research and Community Outreach focuses on:

    • Discovering new treatments for patients with pancreatic, biliary and colorectal cancer
    • Primary research focus is on prevention and survivorship issues
    • Interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear and understandable manner

    The Health Communications and Health Disparities (HCHD) department at Fox Chase Cancer Center is committed to helping define new evidence-based programs and best practice methods. The HCHD department carries out or participates in research projects addressing issues such as health literacy, health communications, health disparities in specific populations, patient navigation and clinical trial participation.