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University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute - Center for Environmental Oncology

The UPCI's Center for Environmental Oncology (CEO) was formed to improve the understanding of avoidable causes of cancer development and recurrence. The Center strives to provide a state-of-the-art, hospital-based cross-disciplinary approach to identify controllable or avoidable causes of cancer linked with the environment, and to create and implement interventions that inform, educate and change individual and institutional behaviors
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University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Center for Environmental Oncology, 5150 Center Avenue, Suite 435
Pittsburgh , PA 15232
Contact Person: Devra Lee Davis
Phone: (412) 647-2811
E-Mail: PCI-INFO@upmc.edu
Website: http://www.upci.upmc.edu/ceo/

Detailed Information:
Specific goals of the CEO include:

* Building links from basic research to clinical studies of avoidable carcinogens, including hormonally mediated agents
* Developing and applying state-of-the-art technology to the identification of carcinogenic exposures
* Pilot-testing institutional interventions to modifiy cancer risks consistent with “greening” facilities, and providing healthy options regarding exercise, nutrition, and avoidable chemical exposures
* Educating and training health professionals and communities
* Informing patients, their families and communities about cancer risks and ways to reduce their chance of recurrence
* Analyzing economic and other policy impacts of proposed interventions

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