Cancer prevention and education are among the highest priorities at RPCI. The Institute's Population Sciences Program encompasses several efforts, ranging from collaborative bench research and population studies to community outreach and screening programs for high-risk populations.
The Population Sciences Program strives to prevent cancer through reduction of exposure to causal agents-with a primary focus to prevent smoking-related cancers through smoking cessation, research into tobacco products, and influence on policy. Program members use molecular epidemiology to understand those who are most susceptible to cancer and identify markers for early detection. We also seek to prevent mortality from cancer and to reduce side effects from treatment. There is a broad effort to serve our community to increase cancer awareness, prevention and early detection.
Our mission at RPCI is primary prevention of cancer, early detection through screening and biomarker detection, and improving outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.