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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.

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Featured Research: Uterine Cancer Incidence and Mortality—United States, 1999–2016

Abnormal vaginal bleeding? See a doctor. Uterine cancer may present with abnormal bleeding. Treatment is more effective with early detection. Trends in rates: new cases are up 12%, deaths are up 21%, and black women are twice as likely to die. See a health care provider if you experience bleeding after menopause, between periods, or after sex.

Uterine cancer is one of the few cancers with increasing incidence and mortality. Read Article »

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Article Summaries

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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Preventing Cancer Across a Lifetime

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.