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Cancer Prevention, Outcomes & Survivorship Program (CPOS)

The Cancer Prevention, Outcomes & Survivorship (CPOS) Research Program’s main scientific goal is to perform research that addresses the cancer continuum from etiology through survivorship.  Areas of research focus include the following: 1) etiology, investigating causes of cancer development in susceptible individuals; 2) prevention, testing previously known and new chemopreventive agents in high risk/susceptible populations; and 3) prognosis, discovering and validating biomarkers for early cancer detection, developing quantitative methods and quantifying risk factors for cancer development and prognosis, and performing research in comparative effectiveness, outcomes, and survivorship.


McLaren Christine McLaren, Ph.D., co-Leader of the CPOS, is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Epidemiology.  Dr. McLaren has focused on statistical modeling research that provides insight into biological processes distinguishing between health and disease.
Lari Wenzel, Ph.D., co-Leader of the CPOS, is a Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development. Dr. Wenzel conducts health-related quality of life research, with a focus on 1) conducting research to improve quality of life for cancer survivors; 2) assessing quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials.