Office of Cancer Control and Prevention

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What is Comprehensive Cancer Control?

Comprehensive cancer control is a collaborative process by which a community and its partners pool resources to reduce the incidence, illness, and death due to cancer through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation. (CDC)

State Initiatives

The New Jersey Executive Order 114 created the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey (Task Force) on May 9, 2000.  The Task Force was then memorialized by Public Law 2005, Chapter 280 on January 6, 2006.

The Task Force, its workgroups and standing committees, created the first New Jersey Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (Plan) with the overall goal of reducing the burden of cancer among New Jersey residents.  The Plan was released in January 2003 and has since been implemented by over 2,000 volunteers and organizations throughout the state.  A second edition of the Plan (2008-2012) was released in January 2008. 

Local Initiatives

Find your regional chronic disease coalition
Search for cancer resources by county

Federal Initiatives

Cancer Control Planet
CDC – Cancer Prevention and Control
CDC – National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership
National Cancer Institute – Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences