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  • Tobacco Control – Michael Underwood, PhD with the Centers for Disease Control, and Gary Giovino PhD, MS, with the University of Buffalo describe the history of tobacco use, the biology of nicotine addiction and the connection between tobacco use and cancer. Dr. Giovino provides a succinct summary of evidence-based tobacco control interventions. 
  • Tobacco Cessation – In this segment, Arnold Levinson, PhD with the University of Colorado and Gary Giovino, PhD, MS with the University of Buffalo discussion the trends in smoking cessation. Learn about effective approaches and the cancer prevention benefits of quitting smoking.
  • Nutrition and Cancer – Dr. Walter Willett, MD with Harvard University and Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD with the University of California, San Diego, explain the research on the relationship between diet and exercise and cancer.  The identify ways in which public health can have an impact in improving diet and decreasing cancer risk.  
  • Genetics and Cancer – Dr. Muin Khoury, MD, PhD, founding director of the Centers for Disease Control’s Office of Public Health Genomics and Jan Lowery PhD, MPH with the University of Colorado explain the current research on genetics and cancer.  They identify the role public health can play in promoting early detection and treatment for those with a genetic risk for cancer.  
  • HPV Prevention – In this segment, you’ll hear from Anna Giuliano, PhD, the founding director of the Center for Infection Research in Cancer at the Moffitt Cancer Center as she describes the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) connection to cancer in women and men.  She’ll review the literature on the HPV vaccine and describe the role public health can play in increasing vaccination rates against HPV.
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