Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 1297–1303 | Cite as

Cancer control planning: self-assessment for pre-planning, development, implementation and evaluation of national cancer control plans

  • Leslie S. Given
  • Karin Hohman
  • Brenda Kostelecky
  • Cynthia VinsonEmail author
Original paper


The development of cancer control plans as a clearly defined concept began in the U.S. in the early 1990s. On an international level, the same concept has been described as “national cancer control planning” or national cancer control plan (NCCP) development and implementation. Recent efforts by the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health and its partners have increased international and country-level interest in NCCPs. Central to the development of these plans has been a need for countries to understand the crucial factors and foundational elements necessary to develop and successfully implement a national cancer plan. This article describes the process by which a tool developed by the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) helps countries and international partners assess their efforts to develop and implement a NCCP.


National cancer control plan Comprehensive cancer control Cancer plan implementation International cancer control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Strategic Health ConceptsmEarlysvilleUSA
  2. 2.Strategic Health ConceptsArvadaUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer InstituteRockvilleUSA

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