Through its national programs, CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) works with national organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control practices.
Colorectal Cancer Control Program
DCPC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) helps states and tribes across the United States increase colorectal (colon) cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older.
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Since 1991, DCPC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) has provided screening and diagnostic exams for breast and cervical cancer to low-income women with little or no health insurance. The NBCCEDP supports early detection programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 11 American Indian/Alaska Native organizations, and 5 U.S. territories. To increase screening rates, the program also supports education and outreach activities, case management services, and research.
Contact a local NBCCEDP program.
National Program of Cancer Registries
DCPC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) collects data on cancer occurrence; the type, extent, and location of cancers; and the type of initial treatment. The NPCR supports central cancer registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Pacific Island jurisdictions. In addition, NPCR and the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, in collaboration with the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, publish annual cancer incidence and death data in the United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report.
Contact a central cancer registry.
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
DCPC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) funds states, tribes/tribal organizations, and territories to establish coalitions, assess the burden of cancer, determine priorities, and develop and implement comprehensive cancer control programs.
Contact a local NCCCP program.