The goals of the developing Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) at the Eppley Cancer Center are to determine environmental factors and lifestyle choices that influence each patient’s susceptibility to developing cancer by utilizing state-of-the-art technology for genetic testing, identifying biomarkers for cancer, developing treatment for cancer prevention and providing counseling for nutrition and tobacco cessation. The program is organized along four major themes:
- Symptom management - Researchers will address effective management of symptoms through development of an individualized treatment and care plan for each patient.
- Reduction of disease complications - Treatment plans personalized for each patient will reduce complications associated with cancer.
- Improved quality of life - Scientists will utilize methods of managing symptoms and reducing disease complications to provide cancer patients with improved levels of satisfaction with life.
- Survivorship - Issues researched in this area include fatigue, osteoporosis and neuropathy experienced by cancer survivors, and how these affect a survivor’s quality of life.
Ann M. Berger, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Dana Loomis, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Assoc. Director Cancer Prevention & Control, Eppley Cancer Center