Research Underway to Support Cancer Prevention and Control

New Brunswick, N.J. April 1, 2023 – Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Many cancers can be prevented, and others can be detected early in theirCancer Control Month Banner w/ Ribbons development, treated and cured. Cancer control researchers work to identify factors that may contribute to cancer development and outcomes which inform interventions to address and ultimately control avoidable cancer risk factors. 

To highlight the importance of cancer prevention and control, National Cancer Control Month is recognized in April. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, has curated a selection of videos featuring members of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program, who discuss their research in behaviors, exposures, and other factors that may influence the risk of cancer. These videos include:

Research on Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection 

Research on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Breast & Ovarian Cancer Risk

Research on Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health Behavior Change 

Research on Cancer Disparities, Survivorship, Primary Care, & Health Communication

Research on HPV Testing & Vaccination at Rutgers Cancer Institute 

Research on Lifestyle Factors in the Cause & Course of Breast Cancer 

Research on Diet & Lifestyle in Cancer Risk (Breast and Ovarian Cancers)