Our History

2018 was the 20th anniversary of CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Established in 1998, NCCCP provides the funding, guidance, and technical assistance that 66 current programs use to design and implement impactful, strategic, and sustainable plans to prevent and control cancer.

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69 Cancer Plans Created and Updated Since 1998 98,000+ People Involved in Coalitions Since 1998 NCCCP Currently Supports All 50 States and the District of Columbia, 7 U.S.-Associated Pacific Islands/Territories, and 8 Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Historical Timeline (scroll)

1998: NCCCP established to support 6 programs with cancer control plans. 2000: National Partnership provided the first Leadership Training Institute. 2001: 14 additional programs funded to plan and implement comprehensive cancer control (CCC) activities. 2002: 28 additional programs funded.

2001: 14 additional programs funded to plan and implement comprehensive cancer control (CCC) activities. 2002: 28 additional programs funded. 2003: Cancer Control Planet launched. 2005: All 50 states funded for CCC activities; a special issue of Cancer Causes and Control was published on comprehensive approaches to cancer control; and the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center was created.

2005: All 50 states funded for CCC activities; a special issue of Cancer Causes and Control was published on comprehensive approaches to cancer control; and the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center was created. 2008: NCCCP 10th anniversary highlighted in Preventing Chronic Disease. 2010: 6 NCCCP priorities established, and 13 programs received additional funds to demonstrate policy, systems, and environmental changes. 2017: CDC supports 66 programs with its fourth nationwide CCC funding opportunity.

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