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Practice- and community-based research and initiatives

  • Paralleling cellular and molecular cancer research, interventional research, such as the LEAN (Lifestyle, Exercise and Nutrition) study headed up by Melinda Irwin’s team, investigates the role of exercise and nutrition in the prevention of the recurrence of breast and other cancers. Findings from LEAN will have implications for clinical settings to improve cancer care methods/practices and, ultimately, survivorship.
  • Additionally, the Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center and the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) are utilizing a community-based participatory research framework, engaging and partnering directly with local residents affected by health disparities, to address health in New Haven and beyond, with an aim of reducing chronic disease risk, including cancer.
  • Research in humanitarian settings includes chronic conditions including cancer.