Cancer Research

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) conducts and supports studies, often in collaboration with partners, to develop and apply sound science to reduce the burden of cancer and eliminate health disparities. This research uses many different areas of expertise (behavioral science, economics, epidemiology, health services, medicine, and statistics) to address the public health research needs of DCPC programs, health care providers, people affected by cancer, and the larger comprehensive cancer control community.

Use our Citation Search Tool to find scientific articles by title, journal, author, year of publication, and topic. Also see our U.S. Cancer Statistics data briefs.

Featured Research: Rural and Urban Health
The figure shows a graphic with text about the top five preventable causes of death, which are cancer, heart disease, unintentional injury, CLRD, and stroke.

Rural counties had higher percentages of preventable deaths from cancer and other leading causes of death than urban counties. Read Article »

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DCPC scientists author or co-author many articles that are published in scientific journals each year. Selected articles have been summarized.
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Some cancer risk factors can be linked closely to certain age ranges. While you can’t avoid getting older, some cancers appear later in life because of actions taken over many years. CDC scientists and other experts created the Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan workgroup to learn how cancer can be prevented at different ages.
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The Cancer Research Citation Search tool allows you to find CDC’s latest cancer research quickly.
Page last reviewed: December 4, 2019