Journal of Cancer Education

, 22:250 | Cite as

Oral cancer prevention and early detection: Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Framework to guide the training of health professional students

  • Gabrielle F. Cannick
  • Alice M. Horowitz
  • David R. Garr
  • Susan G. Reed
  • Brad W. Neville
  • Terry A. Day
  • Robert F. Woolson
  • Daniel T. Lackland


Background. Teaching cancer prevention and detection is important in health professional education. It is desirable to select a comprehensive framework for teaching oral cancer (OC) prevention and detection skills.Methods. The PRECEDE-PROCEED model was used to design a randomized pretest and posttest study of the OC prevention and detection skills of dental students (n=104). OC knowledge, opinions, and competencies were evaluated.Results. Second year students in the intervention group were more competent than those in the control group.Conclusions. The novel use of PRECEDE-PROCEED sets a precedent for designing a standardized OC curriculum for a wide range of health professional disciplines.J Cancer Educ. 2007; 22: 250–253.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabrielle F. Cannick
    • 1
  • Alice M. Horowitz
    • 2
  • David R. Garr
    • 1
  • Susan G. Reed
    • 1
  • Brad W. Neville
    • 1
  • Terry A. Day
    • 1
  • Robert F. Woolson
    • 1
  • Daniel T. Lackland
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston
  2. 2.National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchNational Institutes of HealthBethesda

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