Cancer Causes & Control

, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp 1305–1309 | Cite as

Comprehensive cancer control in the U.S.: summarizing twenty years of progress and looking ahead

  • Nikki S. HayesEmail author
  • Karin Hohman
  • Cynthia Vinson
  • Mandi Pratt-Chapman
Original paper


In order to celebrate the accomplishments of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners (CCCNP) developed this Special Issue on Cancer Causes and Control. This, the third Special Issue on Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC), is a reflection of 20 years of building successful partnerships to prevent and control cancer; planning and implementing strategic cancer control; collaborating to address national cancer prevention and control priorities; evaluating efforts; sharing successes; and, in later years, serving as a model for global cancer control planning and implementation. The CDC currently supports cancer control planning and implementation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, eight tribes or tribal organizations, and seven Pacific Island Jurisdictions and U.S. territories through the NCCCP. CCC is an approach that brings together multi-sector partners to address the cancer burden in a community collectively by leveraging existing resources and identifying and addressing cancer related issues and needs. The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP), a partnership of national organizations, has been committed to supporting comprehensive cancer control efforts since 1999. We summarize the efforts described in this Special Issue. We also describe opportunities and critical elements to continue the momentum for comprehensive cancer control well into the future.


Cancer control Evaluation Program success Coalition Primary prevention Screening Survivor Partnership 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikki S. Hayes
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karin Hohman
    • 2
  • Cynthia Vinson
    • 3
  • Mandi Pratt-Chapman
    • 4
  1. 1.Centers for Disease Prevention and ControlAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Strategic Health ConceptsArvadaUSA
  3. 3.National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.George Washington University Cancer InstituteWashingtonUSA

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