Cancer Prevention

Study finds Texas Cancer Plan serves as a good model for other states

March 25, 2015

A study led by the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health has the potential to significantly improve the ways that state cancer control programs are developed and implemented around the country.

Chemical found in broccoli may offer a new option for treating advanced prostate cancer

January 15, 2015

Broccoli is frequently touted as a food that can help prevent cancer, but could it also be used to treat it? According to research conducted by a faculty member at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston, the answer is yes.

Tobacco cessation training helps dental students coach patients to quit

July 31, 2014

A multi-year tobacco cessation curriculum means dental students gain knowledge in behavioral intervention, the use of pharmacotherapy and motivational interviewing. This promotes the confidence for them to actively motivate and assist patients who want to quit tobacco use.

6 Important facts about choosing a sunscreen

July 10, 2014

The sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. With skin cancer being the most common form of cancer in the United States, it’s important to know what sunscreen is best for you.

Research to Reality: Researcher identifies effective chemical intervention for liver cancer

June 30, 2014

Natalie Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, recently published findings from a new study using a chemical intervention approach to prevent carcinogen-induced liver cancer.

Researcher outlines life-course perspective to cancer prevention

February 17, 2014

Marcia G. Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H. recently published an article exploring the use of life-course theory to determine the impact of life experiences on overall health and the role they play in increasing cancer risk.

Doctoral student to present in NCI webinar on new social media for cancer control and prevention

November 14, 2013

The National Cancer Institute’s Research to Reality November Cyber-Seminar will include Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas and doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health.

St. John details South Texas training program for cancer prevention, treatment and management

October 8, 2013

Julie St. John, Dr.P.H., South Texas regional director with the Center for Community Health Development, recently authored an article on the ÉPICO training program for cancer prevention, treatment and management.

Cancer Research Teams receive Travel Awards from CTxCARES

June 27, 2013

The CTxCARES Center (Communities of Texas: Cancer, Activity, Research, Education, Support) a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently announced the granting of seven travel awards to research teams focused on accelerating the implementation and dissemination of cancer prevention and control research.