Cancer care continuum: Prevention > Detection > Diagnosis > Treatment > Survivorship
Detection is the second phase in the cancer care continuum. Our faculty members work closely with community and clinical members to address cancer disparities in this specific phase through screening and shared decision making.
- Pap/HPV testing
- Fecal occult blood test
- Informed and shared decision making
Faculty involved: Su-Hsin Chang, Graham Colditz
The project will study obesity, the coexistence of obesity-related chronic diseases, and mortality in the United States in terms of life expectancy and lifetime healthcare.
Faculty involved: Bettina Drake, Graham Colditz, Su-Hsin Chang
This project worked towards increasing and providing effective mammography screening for women in the St. Louis area.
Faculty involved: Bettina Drake
In this Department of Defense project, Dr. Drake and colleagues utilize a prostate cancer cohort from the VA hospitals to explore the association between obesity and prostate cancer recurrence, and its outcome on patient health.
Faculty involved: Erin Linnenbringer
This pilot project examined health literacy in the context of kidney cancer and smoking among rural populations in southern and central Illinois.
Faculty involved: Aimee James, Esther Lu, Graham Colditz, Jean Hunleth
This project will address colorectal cancer mortality rates in rural Southern Illinois by improving the screening process and follow-up for patients who have a positive fecal blood test (FOBT, FIT).
Faculty involved: Siobhan Sutcliffe, Aimee James
The MAPP study is a cohort study of patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) from six sites across the United States. It was designed to better understand the natural history of these conditions and their underlying causes, taking a “whole-body” rather than a bladder- or prostate-specific approach.
Faculty involved: Aimee James, Graham Colditz, Vetta Sanders Thompson, Bettina Drake, Esther Lu, Jean Hunleth
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) helps give community members voice in academic research. These projects evaluated current and past CBPR projects to discovery future best practices.
Faculty involved: Graham Colditz, Aimee James, Bettina Drake, Vetta Sanders Thompson, Kia Davis
The mission of Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) is to create a national model for eliminating local and regional disparities in cancer education, prevention and treatment. Through a community advisory committee and community partnerships, PECaD works with community representatives to find solutions that reduce disparities.
Faculty involved: Bettina Drake
The Prostate Cancer Biorepository Network (PCBN) is a Department of Defense (DOD)/ Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) bioresource that provides tissue and other biospecimens to all prostate cancer investigators.
Faculty involved: Adetunji Toriola, Graham Colditz, Rosy Luo
A very dense breast on mammogram is one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer, and many women in the United States have extremely dense breasts. There is, however, very limited knowledge on how to modify breast density to reduce breast cancer risk
Faculty involved: Siobhan Sutcliffe
This project, the Department of Defense Serum Repository Study of the Influence of Infections on Biomarkers of Prostate Pathology, is nested within the large population of men on active U.S. military duty with stored blood samples in the Department of Defense Serum Repository. The project examines the short- and longer-term influence of genitourinary and non-genitourinary infections on biomarkers of prostate pathology to inform the possible influence of infections on later prostate cancer risk.
Faculty involved: Adetunji Toriola, Graham Colditz
The ColoCare Study follows a cohort of men and women who have been newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer (stages I-IV). This project’s main interest is in quality-of-life and in rates of cancer recurrence and death.
Faculty involved: Graham Colditz, Erika Waters, Adetunji Toriola, Bettina Drake, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Yikyung Park
Personalized health assessment tool that allows people to see their risk for common chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer risk.