Screening, Prevention, Etiology & Cancer Survivorship Program

The scientific goals of the Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship (SPECS) Program are to understand biological and behavioral factors in the etiology of cancer, to reduce behaviors that may lead to cancer or the enhance behaviors that decrease cancer risk.

See Screening, Prevention, Etiology & Cancer Survivorship Program Members

Research themes:

  • Pediatric and adult cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer risk reduction
  • Cancer diagnosis, outcomes, and survivorship

Using a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish these goals, the program brings together investigators from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, Medical School, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Hormel Institute, and from the Minnesota Department of Health. The program is composed of 60 research program members representing 17 departments and 9 schools or colleges.
 

Multidisciplinary projects:

 

 

Program Leaders

Anne Joseph

Co-Lead
Anne Joseph, MD
Wexler Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

 

 

 

 

Picture of Anne Blaes

Co-Lead
Anne Blaes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

 

 

 

 

Heather Nelson

Co-Lead
Heather Nelson, PhD, MPH
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health