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Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

About the Program

We Support a Healthier Future - Healthy People 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports comprehensive cancer control (CCC), an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. These efforts encourage healthy lifestyles, promote recommended cancer screening guidelines and tests, increase access to quality cancer care, and improve quality of life for cancer survivors.

In 1998, CDC established the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), which provided seed money and technical support for the development and implementation of CCC plans. Today, CDC funds CCC programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven tribes and tribal organizations, and seven U.S. territories.

The National Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control

To help coordinate CCC efforts taking place at the national, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels, CDC works with many organizations, including—

What Is Comprehensive Cancer Control?

Comprehensive cancer control (CCC) is a process through which communities and partner organizations pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer. These combined efforts help to—

  • Reduce cancer risk.
  • Find cancers sooner.
  • Make treatments better.
  • Increase the number of people who survive cancer.

CDC started the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) to help states, tribes, and territories form coalitions, also called programs, to fight cancer. These coalitions collect data to determine the greatest cancer-related needs in their area, and develop and carry out CCC plans to meet those needs. The CCC plans include activities that—

  • Encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • Promote cancer screening tests.
  • Increase access to good cancer care.
  • Improve the quality of life for people who survive cancer.



For more information contact Amy Nelson, at 405-271-4072 or amyn@health.ok.gov.

 

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