Cancer care continuumPrevention > Detection > Diagnosis > Treatment > Survivorship

Prevention is the first phase in the cancer care continuum. Many of our faculty members’ research revolves around prevention, and working to educate the public of ways to reduce cancer risk. This message is communicated through our many community events and mass media campaigns. Our faculty focus their prevention messaging on modifiable lifestyle behaviors community members can change to reduce their cancer risk, while increasing their health knowledge.

Research topics

  • Diet
  • Limited alcohol consumption
  • Physical activity
  • Sun protection
  • Tobacco control
  • HPV vaccine
  • Cancer screenings
  • Chemoprevention

Related research projects

Browse the prevention-related projects below to learn about past and ongoing research led by faculty in the Division of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.