North Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Branch

North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program

The North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NC CCCP) assesses, develops, supports, implements and evaluates programs and initiatives to address the burden of cancer in North Carolina. NC CCCP works to encourage and support cancer programs and initiatives that:

  • Educate about cancer symptoms and risk factors.
  • Enhance cancer survivors' quality of life.
  • Increase access to care and treatment of cancer.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles, preventive cancer screenings and early detection of cancer.

NC CCCP goal is to equip individuals, providers, partners, communities, organizations, and employers with the knowledge, skills and tools to promote health and provide support through the cancer continuum (etiology, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end of life). Further, NC CCCP provides education and resources to support survivors and caregivers. This work is accomplished by a collaborative partnerships approach that brings together key partners, organizations, and cancer survivors to assess, develop and/or support strategies, programs and/or initiatives to reduce the burden of cancer in North Carolina communities. NC CCCP provides leadership that coordinates and fosters opportunities to increase support for prevention, early detection, care and treatment, survivorship of cancer and health equity in areas such as:

  • Communication and public awareness,
  • Community engagement and partnerships,
  • Connections to resources that increase support for programs and services,
  • Consultation and technical assistance,
  • Data, evaluation and surveillance, and
  • Outreach, education and training.

Collaboration with Partners

NC CCCP works with the NC Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control (ACCCC) to determine North Carolina’s cancer priorities and reduce the incidence and death rate of cancer in NC. ACCCC is a legislatively mandated committee comprised of 34 members, including but not limited to representatives from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Department of Public Instruction, NC legislators, NC medical schools, the Cancer Committee of the NC Medical Society, Old North State Medical Society, NC Hospital Association, NC Association of Local Health Directors, Medical Directors of the NC Association of Health Plans, clinicians, and cancer survivors. The ACCCC meets twice a year.

NC CCCP, ACCC and other state and local partners are implementing the cancer plan and routinely evaluates the progress. NC CCCP uses the N.C. Cancer Plan as a guide to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to address the state’s cancer burden. The plan uses current science and evidence-based practices to address these cancers.

The "North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Control Action Plan 2020-2025” identifies NC priority cancers and emerging issues related to cancer. The combined efforts of North Carolinians working together will continue to reduce the incidence and death rates in North Carolina.

NC CCCP collaborated with ACCCC, NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, NC WISEWOMEN Project and NC Central Cancer Registry to create an update on the cancer burden in NC. In 2017, the Reducing the Burden of Cancer in NC: A Data and Resource Guide for Communities to Fight Cancer (NC Cancer Burden Document) was released. Data produced can be used to assist providers, partners, organizations and communities in targeting communities within their service areas at higher risk for developing cancer. This document provides data visualization through GIS mapping and heat maps to highlight where cancer burden is concentrated the highest. It also provides county level data by demographics, late-stage diagnoses, and those uninsured at diagnoses. Finally, it provides evidence-based interventions, strategies and resources to help maximize efforts to fight cancer with prevention, early detection, and treatment and care. Specific health equity activities are highlighted in the intervention strategies.


National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

The National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) provides funding, guidance, and technical assistance to North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to design and implement impactful, strategic, and sustainable plans to prevent and control cancer. NCCCP program priorities are:

Cancer Branch Information


Last Modified: 11-24-2020