The scientific goal of the Cancer Control Program is to foster population-based research that will lead to a reduction in cancer morbidity and mortality in South Carolina while providing scientific evidence and novel cancer control interventions that can be applied beyond the state’s borders. The Cancer Control Program investigators have made substantive progress toward this goal, primarily through focused research efforts in two major themes – generating novel insights and approaches to tobacco control and addressing cancer health disparities.
Led by Program Leader Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD,
the Cancer Control Program Members work collaboratively to
1) conduct and link research that identifies behavioral risk factors predisposing individuals to cancer development, and
2) translate these findings into cost-effective, sustainable interventions to modify risk factors. Further, the Cancer Control Program members are working with government and community leaders to disseminate these evidence-based strategies to impact the cancer burden in South Carolina.
Featured Research Project
Innovative Interventions Show Promise for Adolescent and Adult Smokers: The HCC tobacco control group continues to be at the forefront of treatment outcome research among both adolescents and adults. The vast majority of smokers initiate smoking during adolescence, creating a national imperative to develop effective prevention and cessation strategies to arrest the onset and development of nicotine addiction. (MORE)
Q&A with Marvella Ford, a two-time breast cancer survivor and MUSC cancer researcher
South Carolina Tobacco Research Group (SC TRIG)