The Division of Cancer Prevention furthers the mission of the National Cancer Institute by leading, supporting, and promoting rigorous, innovative research and training to prevent cancer and its consequences to improve the health of all people.
Making cancer prevention possible
This month’s Research Highlights focuses on provider and patient beliefs about mammogram screening frequency, and separately, provider barriers to engaging in shared decision-making with high-risk patients about the use of chemoprevention to reduce breast cancer risk. Both studies discuss the value of and barriers to using decision-support tools designed to help in the delivery of optimal preventive care.
Cervical cancer can be prevented by human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and by screening for and treating precancerous lesions. Yet, millions of women globally remain at high-risk for developing cervical cancer.