Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Sponsors
The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Web portal is a collaborative effort aimed at providing access to data and resources that can help cancer control planners, health educators, program staff, and researchers design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs. The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. is intended to help its audience achieve its shared goals:
- Reduce cancer incidence
- Reduce the number of deaths from cancer
- Enhance quality of life for cancer survivors
About the Sponsors
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), established by Congress in 1937, is part of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. NCI’s main responsibilities include coordinating the National Cancer Program; conducting and supporting cancer research; training physicians and scientists; and disseminating information about cancer detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control, palliative care, and survivorship.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an HHS agency working to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is the lead within CDC with respect to comprehensive cancer control program planning and services.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, improve patient safety, decrease medical errors, and broaden access to essential services. AHRQ provides ongoing administrative, research, technical, and dissemination support to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems. Recommendations of the USPSTF can be found at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
P.L.A.N.E.T. Sponsors invite you and your organization to share your commitment to cancer control and contribute to the ongoing development of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. To learn how to get involved, contact us.