Cancer Prevention and Control

The mission of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is to increase cancer prevention and awareness by engaging in partnerships, collecting and reporting data, assuring quality data, providing public and professional education, and assuring availability of quality services for screening, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is an annual statewide telephone surveillance system designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Cancer Registry
Collects cancer incidence, survival and mortality data to assist in the development of cancer education, prevention and screening programs.

Comprehensive Cancer
Works with stakeholders and partners to develop a common vision for comprehensive cancer control, create a coordinated statewide cancer control plan and assemble available resources to carry out the plan.

Women's Way Program
Works to reduce mortality from breast and cervical cancer by increasing education and screening among low-income, underserved, high-risk and minority women.