About the Center for Environmental Oncology
The Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (CEO-UPCI) was established in 2004 as the first cancer institute/academic medical center-based interdisciplinary program focused on communicating the evidence linking environmental exposures to adverse health outcomes. The Center provides information and lectures for the public on environmental exposures that increase cancer risk with an emphasis on strategies to reduce risk. Staff also participate in regional and national initiatives to educate legislators and inform public policy.
About the You Can! Campaign
In late 2009, the CEO-UPCI launched the You Can! Campaign which focuses on increasing awareness about environmental risk factors and improving health by informing people about ways to prevent disease. The campaign features a variety of topics ranging from asthma to home improvement to pesticide use. You Can! be proactive in reducing environmental health exposures. Click on the Healthy Living Guides tab for the full range of simple, low cost ways to create safer, healthier homes and lifestyles.