The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected.

The CPCRN was initiated in October 2002, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as part of their efforts to more effectively translate research into practice. It is a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which is the CDC flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

By drawing on the established PRC guidelines and strong community ties, the CPCRN conducts community-based, participatory cancer research across its eight network centers, regardless of academic affiliations and geographic boundaries.

CPCRN Network Centers undertake cross-site projects, described on the Projects page, that pursue the overall objective of extending our knowledge base of translation processes, measures and outcomes for evidence-based cancer control activities and developing partnerships with major national systems and networks.

Having a network with broad geographic reach and strong relationships among investigators allows us to achieve more than any individual center could achieve on its own.

Mission of CPCRN

To accelerate the adoption and implementation of evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies in communities, enhance large-scale efforts to reach underserved populations and reduce their burden of cancer, deepen our understanding of the predictable processes that achieve those goals, and develop the D&I workforce in cancer prevention and control.