Frances Babcock, MT, CTR
Fran Babcock, MT, CTR is serving as the deputy director for CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). She brings with her expertise in cancer registration, surveillance, and CDC’s cancer programs.
Before joining CDC, Ms. Babcock spent 10 years as the director of registry operations at the Atlanta Metropolitan NCI-SEER registry and the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. Ms. Babcock began her career at CDC in 2002 in DCPC’s Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSB) as a program consultant with the National Program of Cancer Registries. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the CSB deputy branch chief.
Ms. Babcock earned her bachelor of science in medical technology from the University of Vermont. In addition to her background in the clinical and research laboratory, she has extensive experience in hospital-based and central cancer registry operations.
The most recent articles Ms. Babcock has authored include—
- 2016 The cost of cancer registry operations: Impact of volume on cost per case for core and enhanced registry activities.
- 2015 Cost of operating central cancer registries and factors that affect cost: findings from an economic evaluation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Program of Cancer Registries.
- 2014 National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program data validation project.
- 2009 Economic assessment of central cancer registry operations, Part III: Results from 5 programs.
- 2009 Economic assessment of central cancer registry operations. Part II: developing and testing a cost assessment tool.
- 2007 The incidence of primary fallopian tube cancer in the United States.
- 2006 A population-based study of colorectal cancer histology in the United States, 1998–2001.