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.
||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.