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Cancer Prevention Works

The work of CDC in 2018 included innovative communication approaches to promote cancer prevention, screening and early detection, research, and evidence-based programs.

Achieving Progress in Programs

Improving and Connecting Data to Prevention

Through the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), data are now 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 new interactive Data Visualizations tool.

Publications: Using Data to Inform Prevention Strategies

  • Uterine cancer incidence and death rates increased among women in United States from 1999 to 2016. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
  • CDC’s skin cancer prevention studyexternal icon demonstrates that state indoor tanning laws work as policy interventions to reduce indoor tanning behavior among adolescents. Study results showed that the nation achieved the Healthy People 2020 target to reduce indoor tanning prevalence to 14% among adolescents in grades 9 through 12 several years ahead of time. (American Journal of Public Health)
  • CDC’s human papillomavirus (HPV) study shows increasing rates of new HPV-associated cancers among men and women in the United States during 1999 to 2015. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

Applying Innovation to Communication

CDC’s use of virtual human technology has led to innovative interactive tools to help cancer patients and providers.

Photo of two digital billboard ads on Times Square in New York City. The top one says: breast cancer runs in families. cdc.gov/BringYourBrave. The bottom one says: Get the Inside Knowledge from CDC. cdc.gov/CervicalCancer.

Digital billboard ads in New York’s Times Square featured CDC’s Bring Your Brave campaign to bring awareness to breast cancer risk in young women, while CDC’s Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign increased awareness of cervical cancer.

Copy of CDC's ad in the Super Bowl LIII Official Souvenir Magazine Program. It says: You don't have to be a pro to learn about cancer prevention. www.cdc.gov/cancer.

CDC’s Super Bowl ad featuring cancer awareness campaigns was published in the Super Bowl LIII Official Souvenir Magazine Program distributed nationally at newsstands, bookstores, airports, hotels, and kiosks. The ad was also available on the NFL website with an estimated exposure of 50 million unique visitors and 500 million page views.

Digital Reach

  • Web views: 13,307,460
  • Total followers on Twitter: 108,224
  • Tweet impressions: 4,942,621

Reaching Audiences and Promoting Action

Bring Your Brave
  • 113 million audience impressions
  • 1.4 million social media engagements
  • 300,000 website visits
Inside Knowledge About Gynecologic Cancer
  • 29.9 million audience impressions
  • 1 million video views
  • 678,567 website visits
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
  • 108.1 million audience impressions
  • 91,555 website visits