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Cancer Prevention and Control Translational Team (CPC TT) Projects

Current projects

Health Disparities Design Studios (Spring 2024)

A series of three community-based workshops involving various, diverse leaders and stakeholders, including community health workers, to identify community perceptions and needs related to cancer prevention and control.

Cancer Prevention and Control Annual Workshop

We are planning our third annual Cancer Prevention and Control Workshop. These workshops encourage students and faculty to share their current relevant research. We also ask community partners to present their organization’s mission, past successes and upcoming events. This is a great opportunity for community members, faculty and students to network. In our first two workshops, the attendance range was 21 to 29 people including 12 students and individuals from four units across ASU, four universities, three nonprofits, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and two community-based health organizations.

HPV Vaccine Summit (planning for 2024)

We are collaborating across the university to create a college-wide HPV vaccine event. Led by Dr. Carolyn Compton and with support from various campus leaders, this multidisciplinary project will lead up to health campaigns and a vaccine summit in fall 2024.

Past projects

Development and pilot testing of a digital storytelling intervention to promote HPV vaccination in college-aged men

We recruited college men to create digital stories about their decision to vaccinate against HPV and conducted a pilot test using these materials within the college-aged male population to investigate their influence on intentions, social norms and attitudes regarding HPV vaccination.

Feasibility study of an intermittent fasting intervention to reduce obesity and develop a racially-optimized protocol among african americans in the Deep South region of the United States

Custom intervention designed for individuals with cancer disparities and elevated risk for obesity-related cancer.

Weight reduction and cognitive health: a pilot study testing a prolonged nightly fasting intervention among obese, stressed mid-life adults (AKA “Get Smart”)

Assess the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a prolonged nightly fasting intervention on cognition and cardiometabolic risk biomarkers among obese adults.

Student involvement

Students can get involved by attending our meetings and learning about research and service opportunities from our Translational Team faculty and community partners. We can help students identify potential projects and experiential learning opportunities based on faculty needs and student interests.

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Community partners

  • Check for a Lump
  • Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Cancer Support Community of Arizona
  • A.T. Still University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Adelante Healthcare WIC
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Arizona Complete Health - Tina Brown
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA