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.
Pelvic and Pap exams in females under 21 are not recommended for screening and can cause harms such as unnecessary medical procedures, fear, and anxiety. Unnecessary pelvic exams occurred among 1.4 million young females in the past year. Unnecessary Pap tests occurred among 1.6 million young females in the past year. Read Article »external icon