The Policy Research Centre for Cancer Prevention (PRCP)

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The Policy Research Centre for Cancer Prevention (PRCP) commissions and conducts translatable research on lifestyles and behaviours that are associated with cancer which supports policies to prevent cancer.

Our mission is to provide high quality research evidence that supports the development of policy to promote healthy living and improving the environments that support health.

Our vision is a healthier population who avoid more preventable cancers.

The Centre is headed by Dr Jyotsna Vohra and sits within the Cancer Prevention Department in our Policy and Information Directorate and is part of the Cancer Prevention Initiative.

The centre will also attempt to consider health inequalities in all work as appropriate. The PRCP seeks to conduct between five and eight pieces of research per year over the next four years to inform key policy in the areas of cancer prevention.

Our aims

  • Identify the evidence gaps and carry out work that is responsive to them (evidence synthesis, evaluations and modelling)
  • Ensure that the work is high quality, targeted and translatable policy research
  • Promote key interventions that will lead to a healthier lifestyle overall
  • Consider inequalities in all work
  • Ensure sustainability of prevention policy research at CRUK 


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