Can digital health tools help lower cancer risk in rural communities?

Faculty Scholar & primary investigator, Maura Kemper and team are looking at digital tools as a means to prevent cancer in rural Missouri. The study was funded in part, by a pilot grant from the institute’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation.

Targeting RANK pathway in mammographic density and breast cancer prevention

Written by Chee Teik Lee, medical student at University College Dublin and participant in the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women. Age, obesity, and mammographic density are strong risk factors for breast cancer. Modifiable lifestyle factors such […]

Improving Cancer Care in Guatemala (Links to an external site)

The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health is helping provide state of the art equipment and the latest in cancer treatment technology to a part of the world where patients are underserved and technology to treat the disease is severely lacking. Through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development […]

A situational analysis of breast cancer early detection services in Trinidad and Tobago

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with over half occurring in developing countries. Specifically, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Not only does T&T have one of the highest breast cancer mortality […]

Birth defects, cancer linked (Links to an external site)

This article originally appeared on The Source and it is reproduced here with permission. Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review from the Brown School and the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. [side_car urls=”/scholars/kimberly-j-johnson/,/scholars/todd-e-druley/,”]In the first systematic and most […]

Center for D&I and partner funds five projects

The Center for Dissemination and Implementation pilot and small grants program at the Institute for Public Health announces the award of funding for five new projects. One of the grants is fully funded by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine and four are fully funded by our Center for Dissemination and Implementation. Dissemination of […]

Scaling up cancer prevention

Vice-President Biden has recently called for renewed efforts to address the burden and growing impact of cancer in the US and worldwide. Over 12 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Refining strategies to implement and sustain cancer prevention interventions that are established as effective to reduce cancer incidence offers the best […]

Redefining the standard of care in cancer treatment

Eduardo Gharzouzi , MD, surgical oncologist at the Instituto de Cancerología, Guatemala City and one of the 2015 Global Health Week speakers In 2012, there were an estimated 14.2 million cases of cancer worldwide. More than half of this cancer burden comes from developing countries. By 2030, 60% of new cancer cases and 70% of cancer […]

The Emperor of All Maladies

On Thursday, March 26 our deputy director Graham Colditz, DrPH, MD, MPH was featured along with a panel of experts on Stay Tuned from the Nine Network, for a show about “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.”