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Cancer Prevention, Outcomes & Survivorship Program (CPOS)

The mission of the Cancer Prevention, Outcomes and Survivorship Program is to foster and facilitate research designed to identify and reduce cancer risk, and improve cancer outcomes, throughout the cancer care trajectory.  Our transdisciplinary collaborations focus on identifying gene-environment interactions and chemopreventive agents for cancer prevention, improving cancer treatment outcomes, and developing state-of-the science interventions to improve quality of life for cancer survivors.  In so doing we will strengthen the knowledge base for developing, implementing, evaluating and disseminating information important to our community to prevent and reduce cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity.

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.