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The Cancer Prevention and Control Program


Research Core

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The Research Core of the SCCDCN II is committed to conducting research with the community partners that is culturally competent and will ultimately lead to the identification of the causes of cancer related health disparities. The research team will develop programs that help decrease disparities and improve health outcomes for African Americans in South Carolina and beyond.

The Goals:

The research core is conducting two studies. First is a study aimed at testing the effectiveness of a community-designed, family- based dietary and physical activity intervention looking at inflammation and decreasing breast density. Second, researchers are conducting a study to determine African-American men’s and women’s knowledge and attitudes about prostate cancer screening and participating in prostate cancer research. Both studies will explore culturally appropriate strategies for promoting cancer research among African Americans in the community.