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What CDC Is Doing About Cancer Survivorship

As the number of cancer survivors in the United States continues to grow, CDC is working to address survivors’ needs by making cancer survivorship a public health priority, conducting epidemiological and applied research and surveillance, and supporting evidence-based programs. CDC works with public, non-profit, and private partners to create and implement strategies to help the millions of people in the United States and other countries who are living with, through, and beyond cancer.

Framing Survivorship As a Public Health Priority

  • National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship
  • Public Health Action Model for Cancer Survivorship
  • 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine cancer survivorship special issue


  • Comprehensive cancer control initiatives
  • National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center
  • Improving breast cancer survivors’ health and quality of life

Surveys and Data Sets

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
  • Medical Expenditures Panel Survey
  • National Health Interview Survey
  • Other surveys

Research and Publications

  • What the science says about important topics
  • Journal issues and supplements
  • National reports on cancer survivorship


  • Cancer registries
  • United States Cancer Statistics
  • Web Plus Survivorship Module


  • Who CDC works with on cancer survivorship
  • National conference collaboration