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California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP)

California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) is housed in the Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch of the California Department of Public Health. CCCP  is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded program that provides leadership for, and coordination of, California’s statewide comprehensive cancer control efforts. Comprehensive cancer control is based on the concept that people and organizations working together to identify problems and develop solutions will lead to better use of limited resources and generation of new resources through new partnerships.

The mission of CCCP is to eliminate the cancer burden in California and achieve health equity in cancer care and survivorship through effective partnerships and efficient collaboration.

The objectives of the CCCP are:

  • To provide a coordinated management and leadership structure within CDPH and other state department cancer and chronic disease surveillance, prevention and control programs.
  • To establish a comprehensive cancer control coalition, the California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC).
  • To assess the burden of cancer in the state and determine priorities.
  • To develop and implement a statewide Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.


California’s Cancer Control Plan

California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan is a strategic plan to reduce the cancer burden in our state. It is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning a wide range of health and social disciplines that can play a role in controlling cancer. All aspects of the cancer continuum are addressed. These aspects include primary prevention, early detection and screening, treatment, quality of life and end-of-life care, as well as such cross-cutting issues as advocacy, eliminating disparities, research and surveillance.

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Steering Committee was organized and on June 7, 2002, began the process to develop a draft cancer plan for California.  The distinguished committee included over 200 diverse representatives from academia, corporations, health care organizations, insurance groups, and institutions, consumer and advocacy groups, and others with an interest in cancer control. The Committee examined the science of cancer control from its practice, funding, and assets, to barriers and gaps in cancer control efforts. After this careful analysis, the Committee identified key strategies and tactics to overcome barriers and produce successful cancer control outcomes. This process resulted in California’s first cancer plan, Comprehensive Cancer Control in California, 2004.

Since the release of the 2004 Plan, many organizations and institutions state-wide have collaborated to make progress toward achieving the Plan’s goals. To read about measurable progress, see California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Progress Report. This report, which was released on October 20, 2009 at our CDOC Stakeholder Conference, summarizes California’s progress toward achieving cancer-related goals outlined in the state’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

California’s 2004 plan has been revised with updated goals and measurable objectives to support continued cancer control efforts through 2015. The revised Plan builds on the hard work and collaborations that have made comprehensive cancer control a success in California. In order to improve cancer outcomes and minimize disparities, the 2011–2015 Plan was developed to address the following key areas:

  1. Aspects of the cancer continuum.
  2. Equal access to culturally appropriate cancer information and care.
  3. Cancer surveillance and data collection across all population subgroups.
  4. Research and clinical trials.
  5. The relationship of social factors and the environment to cancer.




California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2011-2015


California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2004


California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC)

  The California Dialogue on Cancer (CDOC) is the thriving cancer coalition established by the CCCP in 2002 that serves as the vehicle for comprehensive cancer control in California. It was formed to help design and implement California’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. CDOC is a coalition of cancer control leaders and organizations from throughout the state concerned with the cancer burden on the residents of California. These leaders include representation from state and local government, the public, non-profit organizations, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health, medical, research, and business communities. For more information click here.

Coordinated Cancer Prevention & Control Program (CCPCP)

The CCCP also administers the Coordinated Cancer Prevention & Control Program (CCPCP) which coordinates a leadership structure across all CDPH and other state department cancer and chronic disease surveillance, prevention and control programs. The CCPCP integrates activities of CCCP, the “Every Women Counts” program for early detection of breast and cervical cancers, the California Cancer Registry, the California Colon Cancer Prevention Program and the Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention Program. The goals are to (1) seek efficiencies across the management and operations of cancer and chronic disease prevention and control programs, (2) focus on high-burden cancers with evidence-based, scalable interventions that already exist and can be broadly implemented, (3) develop organized screening programs that are more effective and efficient than current opportunistic approaches, and (4) maintain high-quality cancer registries and expand their application in prevention and screening. The CCPCP gains efficiency and enhances effectiveness of cancer prevention and control activities in CDPH and other state departments and ultimately achieves improved cancer and chronic disease outcomes for Californians. For more information click here.

CDOC Membership
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