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What CDC Is Doing About Gynecologic Cancers


CDC conducts research about cervical cancer screening rates, human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and vaccination, disparities in survival, and other topics. See all of CDC’s gynecologic cancer research.

National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Campaign

CDC developed the national gynecologic cancer awareness campaign, Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer, to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers, including cervical cancer.

Continuing Education

Formative research for the Inside Knowledge campaign identified knowledge gaps among health care providers related to gynecologic cancers, indicating a need for additional education in this area. The Gynecologic Cancer Curriculum was developed to provide information and recommendations for symptom identification, screening and referral practices, and related care.

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program supports activities that include screening, follow-up, case management, partnership development, professional development, and public education and outreach. Find out if you qualify for free or low-cost screening.

National Program of Cancer Registries

CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) supports and promotes the collection and use of registry data in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the Virgin Islands. The NPCR collects surveillance data for all cancers, including gynecologic cancers. Data collected are used to guide program planning, outreach, and education efforts.

Vaccines for Children Program

The Vaccines for Children Program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to eligible children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. The HPV vaccine is offered under this program.



AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test.