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Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
Division of Cancer
Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
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TTY: 1 (888) 232-6348
FAX: (770) 488-4760
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CDC Cancer Prevention and Control Mission Statement
CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control has the following mission:
- To plan, direct, and support cancer control efforts through collaborations with prevention partners in state health agencies, federal agencies, academic institutions, and national, voluntary, and private sector organizations.
- To direct, monitor, and report on activities associated with the implementation of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990, Public Law 101-354 (1998 Code PDF-56KB), and the Cancer Registries Amendment Act, Public Law 102-515 (1998 Code PDF-36KB).
- To plan and conduct epidemiological studies and evaluations to identify the feasibility and effectiveness of cancer prevention and control strategies. DCPC provides state and local public health agencies and other health care provider organizations with technical consultation and assistance to improve education, training, and skills in the prevention, detection, and control of selected cancers.
- To identify problems, needs, and opportunities related to modifiable behavioral and other risk factors. The division also recommends priorities for health promotion, health education, and cancer risk reduction activities both for professionals and the public. DCPC pursues the building of local coalitions and community networks and the implementation of grassroots activities to reach the target populations of persons at increased risk for developing cancer.