Cancer Control and Population Sciences

The mission of City of Hope’s Cancer Control and Population Sciences (CCPS) Program is to make scientific advancements in cancer etiology, prevention and outcomes, and to reduce the burden of cancer and its sequelae across all segments of the population through collaborative, interdisciplinary, interventional and educational efforts.
CCPS researchers are highly focused on studying causes of cancer and ways to prevent it, detect it earlier, improve tolerance of treatment, and manage its symptoms and the quality of life for patients during treatment and in the years following. Leading scientists with a broad spectrum of expertise collaborate to: 
  • Identify personal and environmental factors that increase susceptibility to getting cancer;
  • Develop approaches to assess and reduce cancer risk and help doctors detect cancer as early as possible;
  • Study the health-related effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and use that data to devise practical applications which decrease treatment side effects, improve quality of life, and improve treatment outcomes;
  • Utilize  strategies to further understand and reduce disparities in cancer incidence and treatment; and
  • Conduct targeted-educational initiatives to disseminate evidence-based results of CCPS research.
Research conducted by investigators in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program is shared not only within the Program but also with City of Hope’s other cancer research programs. This allows other programs the benefit of information from population-based studies to enlighten and enhance their own research.
In the collaborative environment for which City of Hope is so well known, CCPS operates alongside the Center for Cancer Survivorship, which provides state of the art comprehensive care.  In addition, the Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE) facilitates City of Hope’s ability to provide cancer education to underserved populations. 
Collaboration among leading experts in multidisciplinary areas of research is the cornerstone of City of Hope’s elite designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.  The Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program is a major weapon in the Center’s fight against cancer. We will not surrender. 
Program Leadership 
Program Leader Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D., leads a team of prominent clinical, translational and basic scientific researchers with a broad spectrum of expertise who are committed toward a common goal. Because of them, City of Hope is proud to be in the forefront of advancement in cancer control and population sciences.