Public Health Sciences Division

The goal of the Public Health Sciences Division is to identify strategies that would ultimately reduce the incidence of and mortality from cancer and other diseases.

Using large populations as their "laboratory," our public-health researchers look for links between cancer and its possible triggers, from diet and lifestyle to environmental and genetic factors. Identifying such cancer causes can lead to better cancer-detection methods and new ways to help people adopt healthier lifestyles to minimize or avoid their risk of getting the disease in the first place. Our statistical, epidemiological and prevention projects include studies around the world.


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S.T.A.R - Staying on Track after Recovery - study begins recruitment of African American women and oncology professionals from the Puget Sound area. Researchers want to hear their experiences as they transition from being a cancer patient to everyday life.
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Risk Prediction Symposium 2014 - The symposium included talks illustrating the development, evaluation, and clinical use of risk prediction models; talks summarizing and interpreting the recent controversy regarding model evaluation; and discussions, led by an expert panel, of current "best practices."
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Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) - The Women’s Health Initiative will be conducting a five-year, large-scale randomized controlled trial to test the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract and multivitamin supplements in reducing risks of CVD and cancer.
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