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.
Cancer death rates decreased every year during the past 21-year data period. Cancer death rates are higher among males than females, although this gap has narrowed over time.
Cervical cancer screening rates in California decreased by about 80% during a statewide COVID-19 stay-at-home order. After the order was lifted, rates returned to near normal. Health care systems can take steps to screen women who were missed. Read Article »