Our Mission

Engage organizations and other stakeholders in the implementation of the goals of the 2019-2023 Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality, and improve the quality of all lives touched by cancer.

The PCC is structured as a committee of the Pennsylvania Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board and is responsible for ensuring the goals of the plan are being implemented, evaluated and communicated to the citizens of Pennsylvania.

The objective of the 2019-2023 Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan is to reduce cancer burden through a collaborative process where partners strategically leverage resources across the cancer care continuum to reduce cancer risk, find cancers earlier, improve treatments and optimize survivorship.


Goal 1: Increase access to regular health care for Pennsylvanians.

Goal 2: Increase health literacy: Assist Pennsylvanians in comprehending health information and making appropriate health decisions.

Goal 3: Increase the number of adolescents ages 11 and 12 who are vaccinated against HPV.

Goal 4: Prevent lung cancer by reducing tobacco use and abating radon exposure.

Goal 5: Prevent skin cancer.

Goal 6: Reduce obesity.

Goal 7: Expand liver cancer prevention efforts.

Goal 8: Increase breast cancer screening.

Goal 9: Increase cervical cancer screening.

Goal 10: Increase colorectal cancer screening.

Goal 11: Detect lung cancer earlier.

Goal 12: Detect prostate cancer earlier.

Goal 13: Increase participation in cancer clinical trials.

Goal 14: Increase availability of and access to cancer genetic counseling and testing in Pennsylvania.

Goal 15: Increase five-year survival rate for Pennsylvanians with cancer.