Cancer Research

CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducts and supports studies to reduce the burden of cancer and eliminate health disparities. CDC contributes data and scientific expertise on cancer prevention and risk behaviors, the quality and appropriate use of cancer screening, the cost and cost-effectiveness of cancer control programs, health and wellness after a cancer diagnosis, and efforts to advance health equity.

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

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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.