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Ongoing Work

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CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program helps local comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs—

  • Look for ways to reduce disparities, or differences, in cancer care among different groups of people. For example, people with a low income, members of racial or ethnic minority groups, and those who live in rural areas often have less access to health care than others.
  • Update their CCC plans and put them into action in collaboration with partners.
  • Evaluate their efforts to prevent and control cancer.
  • Support collaboration with independent and private organizations to strengthen cancer control at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Turn research findings into program practices that improve people’s health.
  • Network and learn from each other.
  • Promote cancer control practices based on scientific evidence.
  • Plan and implement strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening.
  • HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women; penile cancer in men; and anal cancer and cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx) in both sexes. CCC programs are currently planning and implementing activities to reduce the risks of developing these cancers by increasing HPV vaccination rates.
  • Increase vaccination against Hepatitis B to reduce risk of developing liver cancer.

These activities help CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control—

  • Convene traditional and non-traditional partners to design comprehensive approaches to cancer prevention and control.
  • Lead the nation’s efforts to translate, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions and policies.
  • Be the premier resource for high-quality cancer data that enable public health professionals to understand and address the cancer burden.