CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) is a leader in efforts to prevent and find cancers early and to improve the health of cancer survivors. The division works with other federal agencies to collect data on notifiable cancer cases in the United States and with national organizations and state and local health agencies to help Americans lower their cancer risk by increasing the use of effective cancer prevention strategies and screening tests.Read more about DCPC
CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program celebrated 20 years of providing guidance to help programs put sustainable plans in action to prevent and control cancer.
Improving and Connecting Data to Prevention
Through the National Program of Cancer Registries, data are available for cancer prevalence and survival rates, along with incidence and mortality data at the national, state, and county levels. Data can be viewed easily and quickly in multiple formats using our interactive Data Visualizations tool.
Applying Innovation to Communication
CDC’s use of virtual human technology has led to innovative interactive tools to help cancer patients and providers.
Talk to Someone: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer allows people to have a conversation with Linda, a virtual coach, and ask questions in a safe environment.
Talking about Infection and Neutropenia Awareness (TINA) helps educate patients and providers about preventing infections during chemotherapy.