Mieux prévenir: programme de recherche pour améliorer la prévention des cancers tout en limitant les interventions inutiles

 

Marie-Hélène Mayrand

Centre de recherche du CHUM

 

Domaine : Santé des populations

Programme chercheurs-boursiers cliniciens - Senior

Concours 2016-2017

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Quebec and Canada. For this reason, a lot of efforts are put towards preventing cancer. These efforts consist of vaccination programs against human papillomaviruses (cervical cancer prevention) and screening (prevention of cervical, breast, colon and prostate cancers).

These activities have the potential to prevent cancer and cancer death.  However they can be associated with adverse events also.  We developed a research program to test strategies to reduce adverse events associated with cancer prevention.  If our results are conclusive, we will work with public health program planners, health care professionals and the public to ensure that are findings are integrated into cancer prevention programs.