The Commission on Cancer regularly collaborates with over 50 member organizations in its mission to provide quality cancer care. This month we introduce the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer. Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), CDC works with national cancer control, state, tribal, and local health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer. DCPC provides funding and technical support for state cancer registries, comprehensive cancer control programs (state and tribal cancer planning and implementation), and breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs for low income, uninsured and medically underserved individuals. DCPC conducts epidemiologic studies and applied research that is communicated to healthcare providers and the public to help them better understand factors that increase cancer risk and opportunities to prevent cancer.
The national cancer prevention and control programs currently funded by CDC include: The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program; The National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program; The Colorectal Cancer Control Program; and The National Program of Cancer Registries. In addition, the Division supports a number of mass mediated communication campaigns designed to meet public and health care provider information needs across the cancer continuum.
CDC will host the 2012 Cancer Conference in collaboration with other leaders in the field of Public Health. The conference will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta located at 100 CNN Center Atlanta, GA, 30303. All sessions will take place at the hotel over a period of three days, February 13-16, 2012. The conference will include keynote speakers, invited plenary and topic presentations, abstracts and posters, all geared to address surveillance, prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, palliation, policy, communications and education, and program planning issues as relates to selected cancers and to comprehensive approaches to cancer prevention and control.
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A detailed description of the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, their partnerships, programs, scientists, research and recent publications can be found on their Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/
For more information on this organization, please contact:
Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, Associate Director for Communication Research and Evaluation, Atlanta, GA
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/