Addressing Cancer Disparities through Theory-driven Tailored and Targeted Behavioral Interventions
April 11:oo am
Nearly half of all cancer deaths in the United States are preventable. Despite effective strategies for cancer prevention and early detection, many individuals do not engage in these behaviors. In addition, multiple cancer-related disparities exist in our nation. During this presentation, results from theory-based tailored and targeted behavioral interventions aimed at promoting cancer prevention behaviors will be presented. In addition, as complex factors contribute to individuals’ engagement in cancer prevention and early detection behaviors, the role of cognition, affect, and the social determinants of health in cancer preventive behaviors and intentions will be examined.