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 articles by title, journal, author, year of publication, and topic.

Featured Research: Sunburn Prevalence Among U.S. Adults
Sunburn remains common among U.S. adults. 1 in 3 adults got a sunburn in the past year. Preventing sunburn can lower skin cancer risk. Communities can help by providing options to reduce sun exposure.

Sunburn remains common among U.S. adults; one in three adults got a sunburn in the past year. Read Article »External

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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.