About Us



The structure of state-level cancer control planning in Pennsylvania is implemented through the following components:

Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)

Promotes healthy behaviors, prevents injury and disease, and assures the safe delivery of quality health care for all in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Cancer Prevention and Control Collaborative

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (PA CCCP), the Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) and the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR)

  • Vision: Less Cancer, Better Outcomes
  • Mission: Decrease cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality by using data to assess the cancer burden and inform program planning and implementation of evidence-based interventions.

The Pennsylvania Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Establishes statewide goals and implements and evaluates cancer control initiatives to reduce the cancer burden.

The Pennsylvania Cancer Registry

Collects demographic, diagnostic, stage and treatment information on patients diagnosed and treated by health care professionals in the state.

The Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Provides breast and cervical cancer screening services to eligible low-income or uninsured persons across the state.

Pennsylvania Cancer Control Prevention and Research Advisory Board (CAB)

Advises the Secretary of Health and makes recommendations for alleviating the cancer burden.

The Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition (PCC)

Consists of more than 300 organizations and stakeholders, implements cancer control strategies from the Pennsylvania Cancer Control Plan.

Data Advisory Committee (DAC)

The DAC uses data to identify the impact of the state’s diagnosis, treatment, and prevention activities on cancer outcomes.