Precision Prevention: Let’s Avoid Exacerbating Cancer Disparities

February 23, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Taylor Ave Bldng, Rm 2131, Medical Campus

The Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, invites you to the next Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes Research Seminar Series talk on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Join us as Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Niess-Grain Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Chief of the Division of Public Health Sciences, and Associate Director of Prevention and Control at Siteman Cancer Center, presents Precision Prevention: Let’s Avoid Exacerbating Cancer Disparities.

This event will be held in the Doll & Hill Teaching Room 2131 in the Taylor Avenue Building (600 S. Taylor). No RSVP needed; open to all. Learn more about this seminar series at http://bit.ly/1ndWFpZ.

More information:
Though epidemiology and population health research creates a wealth of knowledge on reducing risk and increasing prevention potential, research gaps may actually broaden cancer disparities. Now, the priority of decreasing cancer disparities should shift to refocus on epidemiologic approaches that will preempt worsening cancer disparities and equitable access to prevention. Precision prevention can then work on an individual level to help increase awareness of specific lifestyle and behavioral changes that can be made to reduce cancer disparities at the individual, community, and system levels.

For more information, contact: Deborah Curtis, curtisd@wudosis.wustl.edu or 454-7940.

 

Event Sponsors: The Institute for Public Health, the Department of Anesthesiology, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Medicine