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About the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

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Since 1998, CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) has helped reduce the burden of cancer in the United States. The NCCCP helps all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 7 tribal groups, and 7 U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/Territories to—

  • Create coalitions.
  • Look at the cancer burden in their area.
  • Prioritize proven strategies for cancer control.
  • Create cancer plans and put them into action.

View the NCCCP’s logic model. [PDF-1.3MB]


CDC established the priorities for its funded CCC programs in 2010. These include—

  • Emphasizing primary prevention of cancer—stopping cancer before it starts. Primary prevention includes encouraging people to make healthy choices such as not smoking or by quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and keeping a healthy weight.
  • Helping people find cancer early by getting screened as recommended.
  • Supporting people who have been diagnosed with cancer through treatment and beyond.
  • Helping put policies in place to make sure cancer control measures are there for places that need it most.
  • Promoting access to quality health care for all people, including those in communities with a higher burden of cancer. This includes making sure that people experience health care that respects and incorporates a person’s or community’s unique cultural traditions.
  • Evaluating policies and programs to see if they work well.